Hima won the yellow metal after finishing at the top in the 400m clocking 51.46 seconds at the ongoing IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated the 18-year-old on the achievement saying her performance will inspire the young athletes. “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,” he tweeted from his official handle.
IAAF WORLD U20 CHAMPIONSHIPS TAMPERE 2018
1 1731 Hima DAS IND 51.46
2 1871 Andrea MIKLÓS ROU 52.07 PB