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Skier Aanchal Thakur returns home post historic feat

ANI  |  Bhuntar (Himachal Pradesh) [India] 

Having etched her name in history books by winning the first-ever medal for in a skiing competition, Thakur on Saturday arrived early morning to a rousing welcome amidst loud cheer and claps at the Kullu-Airport.

A large contingent of officials and was present at the airport to receive the young Indian skier, who made the country proud 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.

Earlier, Modi had taken to his official account and wrote that the entire country is ecstatic by her "historic accomplishment".

Meanwhile, the had announced a reward of Rs five lakh for for her achievement.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 17:56 IST