Friday, 13 July 2018

Bollywood salutes Hima Das on India's first Gold victory

18-year-old sprinter, #HimaDas, just earned India's first-ever track gold at the #IAAF World U-20 Athletics Championships and #Bollywoodcelebrities cant stop gushing over the victory.

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Farhan Akhtar, who played the role of Indian sprinter Milkha Singh on silver screen, also expressed his happiness and wrote, “Congratulations #HimaDas…400 meter winner in world Under-20 championships…proud moment. It’s amazing that it coincides with the 5 year anniversary of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag & Milkha-ji’s biggest dream was to witness an Indian athlete win Gold in track & field”

"Awesome.. that final burst. #champion #HimaDas #Gold #400meters #U20" he added.

Golmaal actor Arshad Warsi wrote, "Hima Das has killed it & how in the U-20 400 mts... salute.... salute.. salute"

Shah Rukh Khan expressed his pride and wrote, "Woke up and felt a genuine wave of Pride Love & inspiration. What an amazing athlete you are...#HimaDas Kya Baat hai!"

Siddharth's heart went out to Hima as he felt emotional at the win's news, "Watch #HimaDas run. Watch it again and again they way you would watch a music video or movie scene! Made me cry, shout, cheer and jump around. Wow! What a performance! Let her never lose her momentum. Ever! #India"

Rahul Bose simply called it historic and said hopes there will be more wins, "It is, simply put, historic. #HimaDas has broken the ‘track ceiling’. Hopefully others will flood through and make it a highway."

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar congratulated the young athlete and wrote, "Incredible achievement! Congratulations #HimaDas for winning first every Gold medal for India in a track event. The nation stands proud "

Hima Das, an Indian sprinter  is the first Indian track athlete to win a medal at any global event. Hima Das won gold medal in women's 400m at World U-20 Championships 2018 at Tampere, Finland, Clocking a time of 51.46 seconds.

Source - News Helpline
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