PM Narendra Modi Lauds Hima Das For Her Historic IAAF Gold

Hima Das of Assam has become the First Indian Athlete to win a gold medal in a world Championship across all age groups.

Hima Das has done India proud, becoming the first winner on track in the World Under-20 athletics championships in Finland. This is a breakthrough achievement as track events have been the least productive for Indian athletes in recent decades, which have seen tremendous advancements in so many other disciplines. The Assamese teenager may have graduated to proper running shoes with spikes only a couple of years ago, but she has been most impressive in her progressive performances in the 400m event.

Her finishing prowess enabled her to move fluently in the home stretch, putting some distance between herself and her rivals in a time of 51.46 seconds. In beating all comers, including those older than her, Hima suggests she has great potential that raises the prospects of a track medal in world-level IAAF and other competitions. The younger they come out winning, even in age-level events, the better their future should be. A string of sporting accomplishments across disciplines in recent times, including in the Olympics, suggests that Indian sportswomen are getting over their inhibitions and have upped their self-confidence to the extent of being able to produce their best in international venues.

President Kovind Applouds Hima das he tweeted,” 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!”

PM Modi tweeted,”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.”

Ranjay Vardhan Rathod said,”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.


ASSAM CM Sarbananda Sonowal also lauded ‘Assam’s Sprint Sensation’.

Congratulations to Hima Das for winning Women’s 400m Gold at @iaaforg World U20 Athletics Championship in Finland. Assam’s sprint sensation has scripted history by becoming the first Indian athlete to do so in a track event.

Keep on believing & keep on making the nation proud!


her family may have not seen her gold medal bit it is not a surprise to them

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