Twitter Hails Hima Das After Winning Gold At World U-20 Athletics

Hima Das became the first Indian woman to win a gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championship in the 400 m final race in Tampere, Finland.

The 18 year old, daughter of a rice farmer from Dhing village in Nagaon district of Assam finished at the top in the 400 m clocking 51.46 seconds.

Twitter hailed the champion. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Rahul Gandhi, Virat Kohli, Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Farhan Akthar and others tweeted congratulatory messages to the gold medalist.