On July 12, India’s sprinter Hima Das won gold in women’s 400m final race in the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championship. The 18-year-old Assam girl is the first Indian to win a gold in the track event at a world level.
Wishes have been pouring in for the champion from all corners. From Bollywood stars to Ministers, Hima’s glorious win has been celebrated on social media.
Sachin Tendulkar -Your 51.46 sec dash and years of hard work has paid off,
#HimaDas. Many congratulations on winning Gold at the World U20 athletics championship. This is just the beginning of a new era. Many more to come. Keep up the hard work! #GoldenGirl #DreamsComeTrue
Farhan Akhtar – 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
Babita Poghat – WELL Done Golden Girl Hima first Indian woman to win Gold in
#WorldJuniorAthleticsChampionship PROUD OF YOU CHAMPION!! #HimaDas
President of India – 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!
Amitabh Bachchan -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 !!
Ashok Selvan – This is history. Congratulations to our sensational
#HimaDas for winning the 400m gold in the World Under-20 Championship.