Watch: Himachal girl Aanchal Thakur brings India first international medal in Skiing

The event was organised at Palandoken Ski Centre in Erzurum in Turkey, from January 6 to January 9. Photograph:( WION )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 10, 2018, 03.28 AM (IST)

India's Aanchal Thakur created history on Tuesday by winning a medal at the Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup in Turkey organised by the Federation Internationale de Ski

Aanchal Thakur who belongs to a small village in Manali won a bronze medal in the prestigious event.

The event was organised at Palandoken Ski Centre in Erzurum in Turkey, from January 6 to January 9. (Facebook)

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The event was organised at Palandoken Ski Centre in Erzurum in Turkey, from January 6 to January 9.

Thakur won the medal in the slalom race category, which involves skiing between poles and gates spaced more closely than giants slalom or super giant slalom.

Aanchal's father Roshan Thakur, is a secretary general of winter games federation of India, who first introduced her to the skiing, later she was taught by Heera Lal a former Olympian.

Her training was mostly financed by her father and trips were paid by the International Ski Federation (FIS) without any monetary support from the central government.

Her brother is also a skier and next their next aim is to qualify for 2018 winter Olympics.

Aanchal's brother Himanshu has represented India at the 2014 winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia.