Hima Das wins fifth gold medal, PM Modi, President, Sachin Tendulkar praise her achievement

Hima Das: Hima Das has won her fifth gold medal in the last 20 days. She clocked 52.09 seconds to finish first in 400m in the Czech Republic.

Jul 23, 2019 12:27 IST
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Hima Das: Hima Das won her fifth gold medal of the season in 400m race at the Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand Prix in Czech Republic on July 20. Hima Das finished first with last minute spurt of speed with a season-best time of 52.09 seconds. Her personal best time is 50.79 seconds, which she had clocked during the 2018 Asian Games.

Hima Das won her first gold in this season at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July 2, followed by a second gold in 200m at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland. Das won her third gold in 200m at the Kladno Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic with a timing of 23.43 seconds. Her fourth gold came in 200m at the Tabor Athletics Meet on July 17.

Hima Das with her incredible achievement received praise from not only the Prime Minister but also the President and top Bollywood and sports personalities. Hima Das replied to every tweet thanking them for the good wishes with a promise to work even harder.

Hima Das -PM Modi tweet:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted saying that India is very proud of Hima Das’s phenomenal achievements over the last few days. Hima Das responded to the Prime Minister saying that she will continue to work hard and bring more medals for India.

Hima Das -President tweet: President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, “You’re incredible @HimaDas8 Keep sprinting, keep shining.” Hima Das responded saying that she will continue to work hard and bring more laurels to the country.

Hima Das -Sachin Tendulkar tweet: Sachin Tendulkar tweeted saying that he is loving the way Hima Das has been running in the European circuit over the last 19 days.

Hima Das revealed that she had even received a congratulatory call from the veteran cricketer. “Today evening was like a dream come true for me, have got a call from the god of cricket and my inspiration @sachin_rt sir. Thank you, sir, for your good wishes and inspirational words. I will leave no stone unturned for my mission #Tokyo2020," she tweeted.

Hima Das -Amitabh Bachchan tweet: Amitabh Bachchan, the legendary actor congratulated Hima Das for her incredible achievement in a series of tweets. In one of the tweets, the senior actor wrote that in 400 meters to give that kind of a spurt in the last 15-20 meters is an impossible feat! “Hima Das .. you are something special,” he tweeted.

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