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‘Take a bow champion’: Twitter rejoices as Hima Das becomes first Indian to win track worlds gold

Hima Das scripted history on Thursday by becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 13, 2018 10:12:26 pm
Hima Das won India’s first gold in track event of U-20 World Championships. (Source: IAAF Twitter)

Hima Das scripted history on Thursday by becoming the first Indian woman to win a gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships as she clinched the top spot in the women’s 400m final race on the third day of competitions in Tampere, Finland.

The 18-year-old Das, a pre-tournament favourite favourite, clocked 51.46s to win the gold. She was already a favourite to win gold as she is the U-20 season leader in this quarter-mile event. Das clocked an Indian U-20 record of 51.32 seconds to finish sixth in the Commonwealth Games 400m final in Gold Coast in April.

Here is how Twitter reacted as Hima Das made India pround with her achievement:

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Champion ! Many congratulations Hima Das for creating history winning Gold medal in 400m of World U20 Championships, clocking 51.47s. 1st Indian athlete to win Gold in track event of U-20 World Championships. pic.twitter.com/htnmYsZBBj

— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 12, 2018

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