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Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan congratulate Hima Das for winning gold in world track event

By: IANS | Mumbai | Published: July 13, 2018 1:29:26 pm A proud moment for India as Hima Das raises the tricolour on winning gold. Akshay Kumar and other celebrities laud the athlete on Twitter. Related News

Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha and Akshay Kumar on Friday congratulated Indian athlete Hima Das who created history by winning gold in the womens 400-metre event at the IAAF World U20 in Finland.

Held at Tampere, Hima on Thursday registered a time of 51.46 seconds in the final at the Ratina Stadium to become the first Indian athlete to win gold in a world championship across all age groups.

She also did well in the earlier rounds, winning Heat 4 with a time of 52.25 seconds. She emerged on top in the semi-finals as well, winning her race in 52.10 seconds.

Heres what the celebrities have tweeted:

Amitabh Bachchan: Congratulation. Hima Das, the first Indian women to win a gold in world athletic track event ever! India is proud of you. You have given us reason to hold up our heads high! Jai Hind!

T 2865 – CONGRATULATIONS .. #HimaDas , the first Indian Women to win a GOLD in World Athletic track event EVER ! INDIA is proud of you .. you have given us reason to hold up our heads HIGH ! JAI HIND !! 🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/Q0YVCx6FSf

— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 12, 2018

Shatrugan Sinha: Yet another brilliant performance from Indias daughter… Kudos to Indias Hima Das who made history by becoming our first track athlete to become a world champion at any level after winning the womens 400m at the U-20 World Championships in Tampere, Finland, on Thursday. Hima Das.

Yet another brilliant performance from Indias daughter..Kudos to Indias Hima Das who made history by becoming our first track athlete to become a world champion at any level after winning the womens 400m at the U-20 World Championships in Tampere, Finland on Thursday#HimaDas

— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) July 13, 2018

Akshay Kumar: Historic! Congratulations Hima Das for winning Indias first gold at a global track event in Under-20 World Athletics. Nicely done.

Historic! Congratulations Hima Das for winning Indias first Gold at a global track event in Under – 20 World Athletics. Nicely done 👏👏

— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 12, 2018

Farhan Akhtar: Congratulations Hima Das. The 400-metre winner in world Under-20 championships. Proud moment. It is amazing that it coincides with the five year anniversary of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Milkhajis biggest dream was to witness an Indian athlete win gold in track and field.

Congratulations #HimaDas.. 400 meter winner in world Under-20 championships.. proud moment.

Its amazing that it coincides with the 5 year anniversary of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag & Milkha-jis biggest dream was to witness an Indian athlete win Gold in track & field. 😊👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 12, 2018

Arjun Rampal: Congratulations Hima Das for this stupendous feat. The toughest race 400 meters. The first Indian athlete to win a title in any track event. Huge day for Indian athletics.

Congratulations #HimaDas for this stupendous feat. The toughest race 400 meters. The first Indian athlete to win a title in any track event. Huge day for Indian athletics. #girlpower #proud #history

— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) July 12, 2018

Dia Mirza: Proud proud proud! What an incredible day Hima Das. India.

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