India gets its first ever skiing medallist

Resham Gupta
Last Updated: Jan 10 2018 15:07

SKIING- Winter Sports do not get much attention in India, one reason being lack of snowfall in country's major parts.

But on Wednesday, 21 year old Aanchal Thakur brought winter sports on the centre stage by getting India its first ever medal at an international skiing event.

Aanchal won a bronze medal at the Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup in Turkey, which was organised by the International Ski Federation (FSI).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore took to Twitter to hail Aanchal's win.

"I saw the prime minister and sports minister had both tweeted and congratulated her. This is a very positive sign and hopefully it will encourage more people to take winter games seriously," Roshan Thakur, Aanchal's father  said.