Hima Das made India proud after winning Gold in the 400m of World U20 Championships in Finland.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the 18 year old on her achievement and believes that her accomplishment will inspire the young athletes in the coming years.
“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,” PM tweeted.
President Ram Nath Kovind also congratulated the sensational Sprint star Hima Das.
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!” he wrote on Twitter.
Indian sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore tweeted, “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 India proud. #NariShakti.
“Truly a glorious moment for India. Hopefully a moment which will change the way world looks at Indian sprinters. Thank you Hima for giving us a priceless memory to cherish for a lifetime!” he said in another tweet.