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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin speeds down the course during a women's giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

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Alessia Crippa of Italy speeds down the track during the women's skeleton race at the Bobsleigh and Skeleton World Championships in Altenberg, Germany.

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Skier make their way along ice covered trees during frozen winter weather in the German speaking Italian province of South Tyrol in Rasun-Anterselva, Italy.

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Austria's Marco Schwarz speeds down the slope during an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom in Flachau, Austria.

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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin poses with the trophy after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Flachau, Austria.

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Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha interacts with the girls contingent during the launch of their ski course and training in Gulmarg, at Raj Bhawan in Jammu.

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Kamil Stoch of Poland soars through the air during his trial jump at the fourth stage of the 69th four hills ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria.

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Pius Paschke of Germany soars through the air during his trial jump at the fourth stage of the 69th four hills ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria.

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Philipp Aschenwald of Austria soars through the air, with Germany's highest mountain, the Zugspitze, in the background, during a trial jump at the second stage of the 69th Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

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Staff prepares the landing area before the last competition jump at the second stage of the 69th Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

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Lisa Hirner of Austria soars through the air during the women's ski jumping competition at the Nordic Combined World Cup in Ramsau, Austria.

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Skiers take part in the Skicolor event where they are sprayed with biodegradable color powders as part of carnival celebrations in the alpine resort of La Tzoumaz, Switzerland.

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Teams Norway, left, second placed, Germany the winners and Slovenia, third placed, celebrate on the podium during the decoration ceremony after the team World Cup Ski Jumping competition, in Zakopane, Poland.

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Italy's Christof Innerhofer competes during an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill training, in Kitzbuehel, Austria.

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Switzerland's Beat Feuz competes during an alpine ski, World Cup men's downhill in Wengen, Switzerland.

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The Swiss Air Force acrobatic squad performs prior to an alpine ski, World Cup men's downhill in Wengen, Switzerland.

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Dawid Kubacki of Poland celebrates his first round jump at the fourth stage of the 68th four hills ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria.

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Italy's Peter Fill competes in an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill, in Bormio, Italy.

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The field starts to the men's 15 km cross country skiing mass start race of the FIS Tour de Ski in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.

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France's Roger Brice takes jump as he speeds down the course during training for an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill, in Bormio, Italy.

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Ryoyu Kobayashi from Japan competes in the men's ski jumping FIS World Cup in Engelberg, Switzerland.

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France's Alexis Pinturault competes during an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom in Val d' Isere, France.

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France's Victor Muffat-Jeandet skis during a men's World Cup giant slalom skiing race in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes during the first run of an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Killington, Vermont. Shiffrin won the race.

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Luisa Jaramillo, of Colombia, competes in the women's tricks waterski final at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

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Austria's Marcel Hirscher, left, and United States' Mikaela Shiffrin hold the World Cup overall trophies, at the alpine ski finals in Soldeu, Andorra.

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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes during the first run of a women's World Cup giant slalom, at the alpines ski finals in Soldeu, Andorra.

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Poles marking the course are being taken out as a training session for a women's downhill race of the alpine ski World Cup, in Rosa Khutor, Russia, was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.

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Norway's Therese Johaug, top, and Norway's Ingvild Flugstad Oestberg, celebrate at finish line after the women's 10km cross country competition, at the Nordic ski World Championships in Seefeld, Austria.

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King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and his wife Queen Maxima skiing with their family during a photo session in the Austrian skiing resort of Lech, Austria.

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A couple rides a ski lift heading up a hill at the Faraya-Mzaar ski resort, in Faraya, northeast of Beirut, Lebanon.

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Athletes practice during sunny winter weather prior to the start of the 2019 Nordic Skiing World Championships in Seefeld, Austria.

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Athletes practice during sunny winter weather prior to the start of the 2019 Nordic Skiing World Championships in Seefeld, Austria.

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Skiers slide down a piste during sunny winter weather prior to the start of the 2019 Nordic Skiing World Championships in Seefeld, Austria. The World Championships last from Feb. 20, 2019 until March 3, 2019.

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Skiing enthusiasts start in the traditional mass skiing competition "Ski-track of Russia," just outside Moscow, Russia.

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Skiing enthusiasts start in the traditional mass skiing competition "Ski-track of Russia," just outside Moscow, Russia.

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Skiing enthusiasts start in the traditional mass skiing competition "Ski-track of Russia," just outside Moscow, Russia. About 20,000 skiing amateurs as well as famous sportsmen competed in the 10 km (6,25 miles) race. The temperature around the course fell to 0 C (32 F), but due to high humidity and wind, weather experts said it would feel more like -5 C (23 F).

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United States' Lindsey Vonn poses with her career's medals in the finish area after the women's downhill race, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden.

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Italy's Dominik Paris speeds down the course on his way to win the men's super-G at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden.

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Italy's Sofia Goggia competes during the women's super G at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden.

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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes on her way to win the women's super G at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden.

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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes on her way to win the women's super G at the alpine ski World Championships, in Are, Sweden.

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Skier make their way on a sunny day near Zell am See, Austria.

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United States' Lindsey Vonn inspects the course prior to the start of a women's downhill training at the Alpine Ski World Championships in Are, Sweden.

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Participants during the Senior National Ski and Snowboarding Championship in Solang, Manali.

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A competitor jumps during the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Oberstdorf, Germany.

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United States' Lindsey Vonn speeds down the course during a training session for ski World Cup women's downhill, in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

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A skier makes his way in Inzell, Germany.

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Skier make their way in Inzell, Germany.

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Norway's Johannes Thingnes Boe competes in the men's Biathlon World Cup 10 km sprint event in Oberhof, Germany.

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People ski on a slop in Gulmarg, 55 kilometers (34 miles) north of Srinagar.

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Switzerland's Killian Peier soars through the air during a trial jump at the third stage of the 67th four hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria.

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Germany's Richard Freitag soars through the air during a trial jump at the third stage of the 67th four hills ski jumping tournament in Innsbruck, Austria.

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Poland's Kamil Stoch soars through the air during a qualification jump at the second stage of the 67th four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

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In this photo taken with a long time exposure Germany's David Siegel soars through the air during a qualification jump at the second stage of the 67th four hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

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Germany's Severin Freund soars through the air during a trial jump at the first stage of the 67th four hills ski jumping tournament in Oberstdorf, Germany.

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Slovenia's Zan Kranjec speeds down the course during the second run of an alpine ski, men's World Cup giant slalom in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria.

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First placed Slovenia's Zan Kranjec, center, celebrates with second placed Switzerland's Loic Meillard, left, and France's Mathieu Faivre on the podium of an alpine ski, men's World Cup giant slalom in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria.

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First placed Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec celebrates on the podium of an alpine ski, women's World Cup Super-G, in Val Gardena, Italy. Stuhec finished a slim 0.05 seconds ahead of Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein and Nicole Schmidhofer of Austria, who tied for second.

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Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec competes during a ski World Cup Women's Downhill, in Val Gardena, Italy.

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Czech Republic's Ester Ledecka speeds down the course during the training of a women's World Cup Downhill, in Val Gardena, Italy.

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Austria's Marcel Hirscher speeds down the course during a ski World Cup men's Parallel Giant Slalom, in Alta Badia, Italy.

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A worker clears the finish area after a Men's World Cup downhill skiing training run was cancelled in Beaver Creek, Colo. The training run was cancelled due to weather.

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A skier makes a turn in fresh snow on Breckenridge Ski Resort's opening day in Breckenridge, Colorado. The resort opened early after receiving more than 5 feet of snow already this season.

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Justin Michaels, of Boulder, Colo., skims across the icy pond below the Lenawee Mountain Lift on the final day of the 2017-2018 ski season at Arapahoe Basin ski area in Colorado. A-basin was the first ski area in Colorado to open on Oct. 13, 2017, and the last one to close.

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Competitors climb the Rosablanche peak during the 21st Glacier Patrol race in the mountains between Zermatt and Verbier, Switzerland. The Glacier Patrol race, organized by the Swiss Army, takes place from April 17 to 21.

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Competitors create light trails in front of the Matterhorn mountain when climbing at the start of the 21st Glacier Patrol race in Stafel outside the ski resort of Zermatt, Switzerland. The Glacier Patrol (Patrouille des Glaciers in French), organized by the Swiss Army, takes place from April 17 to 21. Highly-experienced hiker-skiers trek for over 53km (3994m ascent and 4090m descent) along the Haute Route along the Swiss-Italian border from Zermatt to Verbier.

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Switzerland's Thomas Pfyl competes during the Alpine Skiing Standing Men's Giant Slalom run 1 at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre in Jeongseon, South Korea, at the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

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Britain's James Whitley competes in the Alpine Skiing Standing Men's Super Combined at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre in Jeongseon, South Korea, at the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

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Competitors ski their way from Maloja to S-Chanf, during the annual Engadin cross country skiing marathon, Switzerland.

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Justine Braisaz, of France skis during the women's 4x6-kilometer relay biathlon at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Gold medal winner David Wise, of the United States, celebrates with his wife, Alexandra, and their children, 3-year-old Malachi, left, and 6-year-old Nayeli, after the men's halfpipe final at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Ski jumping team gold medalists from Norway celebrate during their medals ceremony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Maciej Kot, of Poland, soars through the air during the men's large hill team ski jumping competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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The race start the women's 12.5-kilometer mass start biathlon at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Stadium crew members prepare the snow before a training session at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Kalle Koblet, of Switzerland, Jan Kubicik, of the Czech Republic, Konstantin Schad, of Germany, Kevin Hill, of Canada, and Alessandro Haemmerle, of Austria, run the course during the men's snowboard cross elimination round at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Shaun White, of the United States, jumps during the men's halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Andorra's Joan Verdu skis during the downhill portion of the men's combined at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea.

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United States' Ryan Cochran-Siegle loses control just before crashing during the downhill portion of the men's combined at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea.

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Richard Freitag, of Germany, competes during the men's normal hill individual ski jumping competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Vinzenz Geiger of Germany soars during a training session for the men's nordic combined competition at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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A man skis in the Thuringian Forest near Oberhof, Germany. The winter weather with temperatures below the freezing point will continue the next days, according to forecasts.

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Skiers slide down the hill with their children at the Faraya-Mzaar ski resort, in Faraya, northeast of Beirut, Lebanon.

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Skiers make a run down the piste on a sunny day at the Faraya-Mzaar ski resort, in Faraya, northeast of Beirut, Lebanon.

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A worker slides down one of the runs at the Phoenix Snow Park as preparations continue for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The venue will host freestyle skiing and snowboarding events.

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United States' Lindsey Vonn competes during an alpine ski, women's world Cup downhill race, in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany.

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South and North Korean skiers attend their joint training at the Masik Pass ski resort in North Korea.

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A North Korean delegation and athletes arrive at Yangyang International Airport in Yangyang, South Korea. North Korean skiers and skaters arrived at a South Korean airport to participate in the Winter Olympics that has brought a temporary lull in tensions surrounding their country's nuclear program.

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South Korean skiers on the chartered flight wave to the media before taking off to North Korea at Yangyang International Airport in Yangyang, South Korea. Several South Korean skiers headed to North Korea to train with its athletes in a conciliatory gesture the countries planned to mark the Winter Olympics in the South.

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North Korean schoolchildren prepare to ski at the Masik Pass ski resort. The resort, which was built at the order of Kim Jong Un in 2013, will host a training session for North and South Korean skiers ahead of the Pyeongchang Olympics in a sign of budding detente between the two countries after a year of particularly high tensions over the North’s nuclear weapons and long-range missile tests.

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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin looses her balance as she speeds down the course during an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom at the Kronplatz resort, in San Vigilio di Marebbe, Italy.

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Germany's Viktoria Rebensburg speeds down the course on her way to win an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom at the Kronplatz resort, in San Vigilio di Marebbe, Italy.

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United States' Lindsey Vonn rides a bicycle after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill, in Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy.

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Norway's Henrik Kristoffersen races on his way to win an alpine ski, men's World Cup slalom, in Kitzbuehel, Austria.

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Jia Zongyang, of China, reacts after a perfect landing on his winning run in the men's World Cup freestyle skiing aerials in Lake Placid, New York.

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Sebastian Colloredo of Italy soars through the air during his first trial jump at the Ski Flying World Championships in Oberstdorf, Germany.

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Norway's winner Andreas Stjernen during his first jump of the Ski Flying World Cup in Bad Mitterndorf, Austria.

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Norway's Adrian Smiseth Sejersted competes during an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill training, in Wengen, Switzerland.

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Having Manali as hometown and a father as an adventure sports profe­ssional are surely adv­antages, but to tra­­nslate that into a medal on the snowy slopes of an fiercely fought international competition is solid achievement. Taking a bow from the rest of snowless India was Aanchal Thakur, who won bronze in slalom at the Alpine Ejder Cup held in Erzurum, Turkey.

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