Assam’s Hima Das on Thursday created history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Finland.
Hima completed the race in record time of 51.46 seconds in the women’s 400m final at the Ratina Stadium on the third day of competitions.
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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.
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,” she said after the race.
Hima now joins the illustrious company of star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who won a gold in Poland in the last edition in 2016 in a world record effort. For her exemplary performance in Commonwealth Games 2018, Union Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain has offered her a job under Railways Sports Quota.
After her historic Record twitter rejoices as India’s President and Celebrities were quick to congratulate her
Here are some tweets
विश्व अंडर-20 चैंपियनशिप में 400 मीटर स्वर्ण जीतने के लिए हमारी शानदार स्प्रिंट स्टार हिमा दास को बधाई। विश्व चैंपियनशिप में यह भारत का पहला ट्रैक गोल्ड है। यह असम और भारत के लिए बहुत गर्व का विषय है; हिमा से अब ओलंपिक में पदक का इंतज़ार ! — राष्ट्रपति कोविन्द
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 12, 2018
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
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) 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
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
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) July 13, 2018
— Kirron Kher (@KirronKherBJP) 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