Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, others congratulate Hima Das for winning gold

Jul 13, 2018, 13:57 IST | mid-day online desk

Bollywood superstars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Akshay Kumar and others congratulated Hima Das for winning gold in the women's 400 metre event at the IAAF World U20 in Finland

Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, others congratulate Hima Das for winning gold
Hima Das of India celebrates her victory in women's 400 metres at the 2018 IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, on July 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Lehtikuva / Kalle Parkkinen / Finland OUT

On Friday, megastars Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha and Akshay Kumar took to their Twitter account to congratulate Indian athlete Hima Das, who has created history by winning gold in the women's 400 metre event at the IAAF World U20 in Finland. Hima has made the entire country proud by creating this world record.

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

Here's what the celebrities have tweeted:

Amitabh Bachchan wrote, "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! (sic)"

Shatrugan Sinha tweeted, "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. Hima Das (sic)."

Akshay Kumar proudly wrote, "Historic! Congratulations Hima Das for winning India's first gold at a global track event in Under - 20 World Athletics. Nicely done (sic)."

Farhan Akhtar: Congratulations Hima Das. 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 Milkhaji's biggest dream was to witness an Indian athlete win gold in track and field (sic).

Arjun Rampal congratulated Hima with this quote, "Congratulations Hima Das for this stupendous feat. The toughest race 400 metres. The first Indian athlete to win a title in any track event. Huge day for Indian athletics (sic)."

"Proud proud proud! What an incredible day Hima Das. India (sic)," wrote Dia Mirza.

Also Read: Hima Das Storms Into 400m Final At U-20 Worlds

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(Edited by mid-day online desk with inputs from IANS)

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