Mumbai 14th July 2018 (News Helpline)
18-year-old sprinter, Hima Das, just earned India's first-ever track gold at the IAAF World U-20 Athletics Championships and Bollywood celebrities can’t stop gushing over the victory.
Farhan Akhtar, who played the role of Indian sprinter Milkha Singh on silver screen, also expressed his happiness and wrote, “Congratulations #HimaDas…400 meter winner in world Under-20 championships…proud moment. It’s amazing that it coincides with the 5 year anniversary of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag & Milkha-ji’s biggest dream was to witness an Indian athlete win Gold in track & field”
"Awesome.. That final burst. #champion #HimaDas #Gold #400meters #U20" he added.
Golmaal actor Arshad Warsi wrote,
"Hima Das has killed it & how in the U-20 400 mts... salute.... salute.. Salute"
Shah Rukh Khan expressed his pride and wrote,
"Woke up and felt a genuine wave of Pride Love & inspiration. What an amazing athlete you are...#HimaDas Kya Baat hai!"
Siddhartha’s heart went out to Hima as he felt emotional at the win's news,
"Watch #HimaDas run. Watch it again and again they way you would watch a music video or movie scene! Made me cry, shout, cheer and jump around. Wow! What a performance! Let her never lose her momentum. Ever! #India"
Rahul Bose simply called it historic and said hopes there will be more wins,
"It is, simply put, historic. #HimaDas has broken the ‘track ceiling’. Hopefully others will flood through and make it a highway."
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar congratulated the young athlete and wrote, "Incredible achievement! Congratulations #HimaDas for winning first every Gold medal for India in a track event. The nation stands proud "
Hima Das, an Indian sprinter is the first Indian track athlete to win a medal at any global event. Hima Das won gold medal in women's 400m at World U-20 Championships 2018 at Tampere, Finland, Clocking a time of 51.46 seconds.