Bollywood Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal and Tisca Chopra are congratulating 18-year-old sprinter, Hima Das, who just earned India’s first-ever track gold at the IAAF World U-20 Athletics Championships.
Thespian Amitabh Bachchan took to his social media account and shared pictures of Hima Das and wished her. He wrote, “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!!”
Farhan Akhtar, who played the role of Indian sprinter Milkha Singh on silver screen, also expressed his happiness. He 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”
Actress Tisca Chopra also wished the young athlete. She wrote, “And yet another #girl makes #India proud!! India’s first ever track #Goldmedal in a #WorldChampionship comes via #HimaDas! Congratulations on finishing in 51.46 seconds in the women under 20 #iaaftampere2018 in #Finland”
Dapper actor Arjun Rampal wrote, “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”
Hima Das is an Indian sprinter. She 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.