Hima Das wins a Gold medal in the 400m track event in World Under-20 Championship
World Junior Championship: India's first Gold Medal in track event at a global level

Indian sprinter Hima Das created history on Thursday as she won the gold medal in the 400m final at the World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Finland. She is the first Indian athlete to do so in a track event.

Hima started slow in the race and gained blazing speed in the last 80 meters. She finally clocked 51.46 seconds to clinch the gold.

Congratulations started pouring in from all quarters for her extraordinary effort.

The 18 year old is now in the ranks of star Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who won gold in the same event in 2016. Other Indians who have won medals at World Junior Championships are Seema Punia and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon. They both won bronze in discus.

We wish future success to Hima Das. Keep making us proud.

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