Bollywood celebrities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha and Akshay Kumar on Friday congratulated Indian athlete Hima Das after she made history by winning India’s first ever track gold medal at the Under-20 IAAF world athletics event in Finland. She recorded a time of 51.46 seconds in the 400m race.
Congratulating her win, celebs took to Twitter to share their wishes for the athlete. Here’s what they had to say:
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
Historic! Congratulations Hima Das for winning India's first Gold at a global track event in Under – 20 World Athletics. Nicely done ??
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 12, 2018
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 13, 2018
Yet another brilliant performance from India's daughter..Kudos to India's Hima Das who made history by becoming our first track athlete to become a world champion at any level after winning the women's 400m at the U-20 World Championships in Tampere, Finland on Thursday#HimaDas
— Shatrughan Sinha (@ShatruganSinha) July 13, 2018
— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) July 12, 2018
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) July 12, 2018
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 13, 2018
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 13, 2018
What an effort ! #HimaDas is the pride of India ! Your feat feels our hearts with pride. My best wishes for all your competitions especially for an Olympics medal which I am confident – you surely will win ! https://t.co/l0fxkMfwk2
— Raj Babbar (@RajBabbarMP) July 13, 2018
Apart from Bollywood, many other celebrities took to the microblogging site to laud the feat of India’s first gold medallist in track events.
— P.T. Usha (@PTUshaOfficial) July 13, 2018
What an outstanding achievement by Hima Das. You've made billions proud with your result today. Congratulations champ. Here's to many more???
— Leander Paes (@Leander) July 13, 2018
Wow! So proud of you Hima Das. Incredible, historic achievement on becoming the first Indian track athlete to win a medal at any global event winning Gold at women's 400m World U-20 Championships clocking a time of 51.47 seconds. Thank you for the happiness. pic.twitter.com/Cs5wY8sDuM
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 12, 2018
Incredible effort from Hima Das for winning gold medal for the country. No words can describe the feelings of this impeccable feat?
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) July 13, 2018
Congratulations to our sensational sprint star Hima Das for winning the 400m gold in the World Under-20 Championship. This is India’s first ever track gold in a World Championship. A very proud moment for Assam and India, Hima; now the Olympic podium beckons! #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 12, 2018
India is delighted and proud of athlete Hima Das, who won a historic Gold in the 400m of World U20 Championships. Congratulations to her! This accomplishment will certainly inspire young athletes in the coming years.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 13, 2018
In the video below, you will see what makes Hima Das, Gold medalist at the world under-20 Athletics Championship, in Finland, so special!
This is India’s first ever Gold in a track event at a world championship.A D V E R T I S E M E N T
I salute her achievement & congratulate her on her historic win. pic.twitter.com/N4q62mVecM
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 13, 2018
Your 51.46 sec dash and years of hard work has paid off, #HimaDas. Many congratulations on winning Gold at the World U20 athletics championship. This is just the beginning of a new era. Many more to come. Keep up the hard work! #GoldenGirl #DreamsComeTrue pic.twitter.com/tL6tqq2hKI
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 13, 2018
Meanwhile, take a look at the historic race here: