Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated athlete Hima Das on winning Gold in 400m of World U20 Championships.
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, the Prime Minister said.
It need be mentioned that the crucial victory comes just 18 months after running her first competitive race, that of an inter-district meet in Sivasagar of Assam state.
The girl athlete is 18-years-old and has created athletics history.
The daughter of a rice farmer from Dhing village in Nagaon district, she got India its first ever track gold at a global event by winning the 400 metre final at the World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.
In Guwahati, her coach Nipon Das says he wasn’t worried when Hima wasn’t among the top three at the final curve.
With this win, Hima joined an elite club of Indian athletes who have won medals at the World U20 Championships.