Hima Das scripts History by becoming the first Indian woman to have won Gold in World Junior Athletics


Hima Das scripted history by becoming the first ever Indian athlete to have won Gold in the 400m final at the IAAF World U-20 Athletics Championship. The 18-year-old Das from Assam, a pre-tournament favorite, clocked 51.46s to win the gold. Andrea Miklos of Romania came second with a timing of 52.07  to claim Silver while Taylor Manson of USA settled for Bronze after clocking 52.28 seconds.

Hima Das also took the fifth spot in the 200m at the Youth Worlds in Nairobi. And she was sixth in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast in April.

As soon as she won the Gold Medal, congratulation tweets started pouring in for the 18-Year old on Social Media.

Farhan Akhtar who played the role of the legendary sprinter Milkha Singh in the superhit biopic ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ also took to took to congratulate Hima Das and said her win it coincides with the 5 year anniversary of the Biopic

Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent out a tweet to congratulate Hima Das

Hima Das 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.