From Amitabh Bachchan to Sehwag, Everyone’s Celebrating Hima Das’ Historic Win
Hima Das has scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships. She clinched the top spot in the women’s 400 m final race on the third day of competitions.
The 18-year-old Assam girl, a pre-tournament favourite, clocked 51.46 seconds to finish ahead of Andrea Miklos of Romania and Taylor Manson of the United States to win the race.
Hima’s historic triumph, which is India’s first ever medal in track in the history of the IAAF’s Under-20 athletics event, has made her a symbol of national pride.
Torrential tributes and celebratory posts are pouring from all folds of the country, with people like Virender Sehwag, Amitabh Bachchan and President Ram Nath Kovind among the top names.
Here’s a look at some of the reactions by the famous voices of the country: