Hima Das Wins India's First Gold in the World Under-20 Championship! PM Narendra Modi, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Amitabh Bachchan, Virender Sehwag & Others Hail her Feat
Hima Das (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

Hima Das has scripted history by being the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in 400m of World U20 Championships, Finland. Registering the time of 51.46 seconds, Das defeated Romania's Andrea Miklos and America’s Taylor Manson. After winning the medal, the 18-year-old thanked the Indians for the support.

Hima’s feat was hailed by all including the celebrities. People like Narendra Modi, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Amitabh Bachchan, Virender Sehwag, Mohammed Kaif and other praised her for her heroics. The Indian Prime Minister took to Twitter and wrote, “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.”

Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore’s tweet read, “Hima Das creates history by winning Gold medal in 400m of World U20 Championships. She is 1st Indian athlete to  win Gold in track event of U-20 World Championships. You have made 🇮🇳 proud. #NariShakti.”

Cricketer Virender Sehwag also hailed Hima’s feat and wrote, “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.”

“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,” read Mohammed Kaif’s tweet.

Amitabh Bachchan wrote, “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 !!.”

After winning the gold medal for India, Hima said, “I am very happy to win the gold in the World Junior Championships. I want to thank all the Indians back home and also those, who were here cheering me. It was very encouraging to have this kind of support.”