President Kovind, PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi salute Hima Das

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first_imgHima Das’s sensational gold medal win at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships was hailed by President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi as the 18-year-old won hearts across the country.Hima with her win in the 400m race has become the first Indian to win a gold medal in a track event at the Under-20 IAAF world championships. President Kovind called her gold medal victory a very proud moment for Assam and India and said that the Olympic podium now beckons Hima Das.Prime Minister 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.”Congratulations to our sensational sprint star Hima Das for winning the 400m gold in the World Under-20 Championship. This is Indias first ever track gold in a World Championship. A very proud moment for Assam and India, Hima; now the Olympic podium beckons! #PresidentKovindPresident of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 12, 2018Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, on the other hand, tweeted a short video clip, showing Hima Das’s gold-winning 400-metre sprint at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Finland.”In the video below, you will see what makes Hima Das, Gold medalist at the world under-20 Athletics Championship, in Finland, so special… I salute her achievement & congratulate her on her historic win,” Gandhi said.In the video below, you will see what makes Hima Das, Gold medalist at the world under-20 Athletics Championship, in Finland, so special!This is Indias first ever Gold in a track event at a world championship.I salute her achievement & congratulate her on her historic win. pic.twitter.com/N4q62mVecMadvertisementRahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 13, 2018In the 400m event on Thursday night, Andrea Miklos of Romania took silver with a personal best time of 52.07 seconds. Taylor Manson of the United States registered 52.28 seconds to finish third.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.Hima Das was the favourite to win the gold in Finland as she is currently the U-20 season leader in this quarter-mile event. Her rise has been nothing less than meteoric as she took up serious running only last year.READ | Hima Das reacts after historic 400m gold: Thank you for the support, IndiaDas had earlier clocked an Indian U-20 record of 51.32 seconds to finish sixth in the Commonwealth Games 400m final in Gold Coast in April.Since then, she has gone on to improve her timings. She lowered the Indian U-20 record in 400m to 51.13 seconds while winning gold in the recent National Inter State Championships in Guwahati.(With inputs from agencies)WATCH | Number one priority is to make the sportsperson the VIP, says Rajyavardhan Singh Rathorelast_img

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