Hima Das Wins Gold Medal at IAAF World U20 Championships Video: Watch Winning Moment As the Indian Athlete Creates History in Finland
Hima Das Creates History at World U20 Athletics Championship in Finland (Photo Credits: Twitter @sarbanandasonwal | @afiindia)

Tampere (Finland), July 13: India's Hima Das created history by winning the gold medal in the women's 400-metre event at the IAAF World U20 Championships here on Thursday. Hima registered a time of 51.46 seconds in the final at the Retina Stadium to become the first Indian athlete to win gold in a world championship across all age groups.

Andrea Miklos of Romania took silver with a personal best time of 52.07 seconds. Taylor Manson of the US registered 52.28 seconds to finish third.

Watch Video of Hima Das Winning Gold Medal At World U20 Athletics Championship in Finland:

Hima had done well in the earlier rounds as well, winning Heat 4 with a time of 52.25 seconds. She emerged on top in the semi-finals as well, winning her race in 52.10 seconds.

Jisna Matthew, the other Indian in the fray, also showed early promise, winning Heat 5 with a time of 54.32 seconds. But the Kerala girl crashed out in the semi-finals, where she finished fifth with 53.86 seconds.