Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated athlete Hima Das on winning a gold in the women’s 400m race in the World U20 Athletic Championships.
The 18-year-old sprinter scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to win a gold at the world level. She clocked 51.46s to win the gold.
India is delighted and proud of athlete Hima Das, who won a historic Gold in the 400m of World U20 Championships… This accomplishment will certainly inspire young athletes in the coming years , the prime minister said on Twitter.
No woman before Das has won a gold medal in a World Championship at any level, be it youth, junior or senior.
She is also the first Indian to have won a gold in a track event at the world level.
Das hails from Dhing village in Assam’s Nagaon district.