Thakur, after winning the medal, in a tweet expressed her happiness and described her feat as “unexpected”. “Finally something unforeseen happened. My first ever international medal. Federation International Ski Race (FIS). At the end turkey served me well,” she composed in a tweet where she likewise published pictures of her podium surface.
Aanchal’s achievements has actually been acknowledged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who said that the whole country is celebrating with her. “Well done @alleaanchal for winning an international medal in snowboarding! The whole nation is overjoyed on your historic accomplishment at the FIS International Skiing Competitors in Turkey. Wishing you the best for your future endeavours,” PM Modi composed on Twitter.
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at the FIS International Snowboarding Competition in Turkey. Wishing you the really best for your future endeavours.
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Speaking with Times of India in an interview, Thakur stated her tough work has finally paid off. “Months of training have actually lastly borne fruit. I started well and handled to take a great lead, which assisted later on in getting the third-place finish,” she stated. Her daddy, Roshan Thakur, who works as the secretary general of the Winter Games Federation of India (WGFI), also spoke with the newspaper and explained her achivement as a “development for the sport in India”.
“Aanchal called me on WhatsApp and showed me the medal. I thought it was some type of a memento given at the end of every FIS occasion! She told me that shw won a bronze. This is an advancement for the sport in India and the entire snowboarding fraternity is happy of her accomplishment,” her father told TOI.
Roshan even more added that the medal might help in getting monetary support from the government. “I hope Aanchal’s medal assists our cause (in getting financial support from the Centre). I desire to see my child and child represent the nation in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Centre just funds travel and logistics from one Olympic to another. Rest of the time, you have to fend for yourself,” he stated.
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