Women today have become stronger and wiser. Gone are the days when women were considered inferior and were said to stay at home and do household work. Women have been proving themselves better than man worldwide. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or education, women are ahead of the man with a great pace.
Hima Das has recently made our country India proud with her achievement. The whole country is cheering for her as she created history.
An 18-year-old from Assam, Hima Das, made the country proud on Thursday by becoming the first Indian woman to win the country’s first gold medal at any track event in a World Championship.
The daughter of a farmer from Dhing village in Nagaon district, sprinted her way to victory 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.
Das, a pre-tournament favourite, clocked 51.46s to win the gold. She finished ahead of Andrea Miklos of Romania and Taylor Manson of the United States to win the race. The 18-year-old couldn’t contain her emotions and teared up as she stood at the top of the podium, proudly, singing the national anthem.
Anand Mahindra, the chairman of Mahindra group, took to his Twitter page and shared a video of Das in tears after winning the gold medal, “If this doesn’t move you, nothing will…,” he wrote.
Speaking to a leading news channel over the telephone from Finland, Hima said, “I am very happy to secure a gold medal for India. I would like to thank my coaches and my parents. They are the powers behind my win.”
When asked what was going through her mind before running for the 400m final, she said, “There was nothing. If I were to think too much I would not have been able to focus on my running. I was telling myself bhaag, Hima, bhaag… aur main sirf bhagi (Hima you have to run and I just ran)”.
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