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PM Modi lauds skier Aanchal for 'historic accomplishment'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

on Wednesday heaped praise on Thakur, who etched her name in history books by winning the first-ever medal for in a skiing competition.

Taking to his official account, PM wrote that the entire country is ecstatic by her "historic accomplishment".

"Well done @alleaanchal for winning an international medal in skiing! The entire nation is ecstatic on your historic accomplishment at the International Skiing Competition in Wishing you the very best for your future endeavours," he tweeted.

scripted history by clinching the bronze medal in the Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup at the in Erzurum in The event was organised by the Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS), the skiing's international governing body.

The 21-year-old Manali-born girl sealed the medal in the slalom race category.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 14:58 IST