Hima Das applauded by President, Prime Minister

The athlete is congratulated for her unprecedented feat on Twitter.

Proud moment: Hima Das with her gold medal during the medal ceremony for the women's 400m on Thursday.   -  Getty Images

Hima Das was praised by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday after her feat at the World U-20 Championships in Finland.

On Twitter, Modi wrote, “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.”


On Thursday, Das had clinched gold in the women’s 400m final at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland.


President Kovind called it “a very proud moment.” On Twitter, he wrote, “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!”

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