Hima Das became the first Indian woman to win a gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championship in the 400 m final race in Tampere, Finland.
The 18 year old, daughter of a rice farmer from Dhing village in Nagaon district of Assam finished at the top in the 400 m clocking 51.46 seconds.
— IAAF (@iaaforg) July 12, 2018
Twitter hailed the champion. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Rahul Gandhi, Virat Kohli, Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Farhan Akthar and others tweeted congratulatory messages to the gold medalist.
India is delighted and proud of athlete Hima Das, who won a historic Gold in the 400m of World U20 Championships. Congratulations to her! This accomplishment will certainly inspire young athletes in the coming years.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 13, 2018
Truly a glorious moment for India. Hopefully a moment which will change the way world looks at Indian sprinters. Thank you Hima for giving us a priceless memory to cherish for a lifetime! #HimaDas pic.twitter.com/Yy7aq07ryL
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) July 13, 2018
In the video below, you will see what makes Hima Das, Gold medalist at the world under-20 Athletics Championship, in Finland, so special!
This is India’s first ever Gold in a track event at a world championship.
I salute her achievement & congratulate her on her historic win. pic.twitter.com/N4q62mVecM
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 13, 2018
Your 51.46 sec dash and years of hard work has paid off, #HimaDas. Many congratulations on winning Gold at the World U20 athletics championship. This is just the beginning of a new era. Many more to come. Keep up the hard work! #GoldenGirl #DreamsComeTrue pic.twitter.com/tL6tqq2hKI
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 13, 2018
What an incredible achievement for #HimaDas, the first Indian to win a Gold Medal in 400m Sprint at the World Under-20 Championship. The country is so proud of you! 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 13, 2018
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 13, 2018
#HimaDas, congratulations on creating history by winning India its first ever track gold at the World U20 Championships. You are an inspiration to every aspiring athlete out there. It's a HUGE achievement and you have made us all proud 🙏🙏🙏
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) July 13, 2018
Congratulations #HimaDas.. 400 meter winner in world Under-20 championships.. proud moment.
It’s amazing that it coincides with the 5 year anniversary of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag & Milkha-ji’s biggest dream was to witness an Indian athlete win Gold in track & field. 😊👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 12, 2018
T 2865 – CONGRATULATIONS .. #HimaDas , the first Indian Women to win a GOLD in World Athletic track event EVER ! INDIA is proud of you .. you have given us reason to hold up our heads HIGH ! JAI HIND !! 🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/Q0YVCx6FSf
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 12, 2018
Many-many Congratulations to #HimaDas for winning Gold medal in 400 meter in U-20 world athletics championships.
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) July 13, 2018
— Babita Phogat (@BabitaPhogat) July 13, 2018
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 13, 2018