The strength that we women possess is unmatchable. Just look at all the amazing women around us aspiring to do greater, to do better every single day. One such fine example is Hima Das. In an unforgettable moment yesterday, Indian sprinter Hima marked history by winning the gold medal in the 400 m finals at the 2018 IAAF World U20 athletics championship in Tampere, Finland.
The 18-year-old Assamese girl clocked in at 51.46 seconds to claim the top spot leaving Andrea Miklos from Romania and Taylor Manson from the United States of America behind. They both were qualified for silver and gold at 52.07 and 52.28 seconds respectively.
Hima's historic win is a matter of national pride since this is the first time India's won a medal in the history of the IAAF's U20 athletics event. And what better way to change that than with a gold?
Naturally, the wishes for her are pouring in from around the world and popular celebs like Farhan Akhtar, Amitabh Bachchan, and Akshay Kumar are over the moon. Even the office of Preseident Ram Nath Kovind was all praise for the young athlete. Here are some of the top tweets.
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
Congratulations to our sensational sprint star Hima Das for winning the 400m gold in the World Under-20 Championship. This is India’s first ever track gold in a World Championship. A very proud moment for Assam and India, Hima; now the Olympic podium beckons! #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 12, 2018
Wow! So proud of you Hima Das. Incredible, historic achievement on becoming the first Indian track athlete to win a medal at any global event winning Gold at women's 400m World U-20 Championships clocking a time of 51.47 seconds. Thank you for the happiness. pic.twitter.com/Cs5wY8sDuM
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 12, 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
Historic! Congratulations Hima Das for winning India's first Gold at a global track event in Under - 20 World Athletics. Nicely done 👏👏
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 12, 2018
Congratulations to Hima Das on scripting history by winning a Gold at U-20 World Championship. It is the first ever gold medal for India at any track event in a global competition. She has made the country proud. It is a special & glorious moment in India’s sporting history.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 13, 2018
Champion ! Many congratulations Hima Das for creating history winning Gold medal in 400m of World U20 Championships, clocking 51.47s. 1st Indian athlete to win Gold in track event of U-20 World Championships. pic.twitter.com/htnmYsZBBj
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 12, 2018
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