Manali girl Aanchal Thakur brings home India's first international medal in skiing

Manali girl Aanchal Thakur made history by winning India's first-ever international medal in skiing. The 21-year-old clinched bronze in the coveted Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup organised by the Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS) - skiing's international governing body - at the Palandoken Ski Centre in Erzurum in Turkey. She won the medal in the slalom race category. Aanchal hails from Burua, a small village in Manali. She learnt the ropes from her father. Later, Heera Lal, a former Olympian, honed her skills.

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