India reacts to Hima Das’ historic gold win at U-20 World Championships

LAST MODIFIED: July 16 2018, 14:28 IST
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The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World U20 Championships that are occurring in Tampere, Finland saw a memorable minute this week. 18-year-old sprinter Hima Das, who hails from Assam and is the little girl of a rice agriculturist, turned into the principal Indian track competitor to win an award at the biennial big showdowns, amid what was unmistakably an adrenaline-prompting race.

Das vanquished Andrea Miklos of Romania and Taylor Manson of the USA to win in front of the rest of the competition in the ladies’ 400m last race, with a track timing of 51.46 seconds. She has additionally timed an Indian record of 51.32 seconds already, when she completed 6th in the ladies’ 400m finals at the Commonwealth Games that were held at the Gold Coast in Australia prior this year.

Hima Das’ triumph is as phenomenal– she just started preparing last year– as it is earth shattering. We are during a time where ladies are battling to be considered important as rivalry in the brandishing scene. Games are a standout amongst the most noteworthy socio-social learning encounters we have when we’re growing up, and examine demonstrates that young ladies who play from a youthful age will probably be sure and exceed expectations scholastically than the individuals who don’t. Besides, playing sports supports confidence and physiological prosperity, and furthermore diminishes the danger of dejection.

Curiously, Das’ triumph corresponded with the fifth commemoration of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, the true to life film about previous olympic style sports sprinter Milkha Singh. Farhan Akhtar, who featured as Singh in the 2013 biopic, imparted his congrats on Twitter to a little-well established certainty—that the incredible sportsman’s greatest dream was to witness an Indian competitor win gold in olympic style events. A portion of India’s greatest names joined Akhtar in communicating their acclaim on the internet based life stage.

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