Hima Das Scripts History, Becomes First Indian Woman To Win Gold In World Junior Athletics
Hima Das secured to top spot in the ladies’ 400m last race on the third day of rivalries.
Indian sprinter Hima Das on Thursday scripted history by turning into the main Indian lady to win a gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships as she secured to top spot in the ladies’ 400m last race on the third day of rivalries. The 18-year-old Das, a pre-competition top choice, timed 51.46s to win the gold. She currently joins the distinguished organization of star lance hurler Neeraj Chopra, who won a gold in Poland in the last release in 2016 of every a world record exertion. Indeed, Das is the main Indian track competitor to have won a decoration ever of rivalry. The past decoration victors at the World Junior Championships were Seema Punia (bronze in disk in 2002) and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon (bronze in plate in 2014).
Andrea Miklos of Romania took silver with an individual best time of 52.07 seconds. Taylor Manson of the US enrolled 52.28 seconds to complete third. Hima had done well in the before rounds also, winning Heat 4 with a period of 52.25 seconds. She developed on top in the semi-finals also, winning her race in 52.10 seconds. Jisna Matthew, the other Indian in the shred, additionally demonstrated early guarantee, winning Heat 5 with a period of 54.32 seconds. Yet, the Kerala young lady slammed out in the semi-finals, where she completed fifth with 53.86 seconds.
Das was a most loved to win gold as she is the U-20 season pioneer in this quarter-mile occasion. Das timed an Indian U-20 record of 51.32 seconds to complete 6th in the Commonwealth Games 400m last in Gold Coast in April. From that point forward, she has gone onto enhancing her timings. She brought down the Indian U-20 record in 400m to 51.13 seconds while winning gold in the ongoing National Inter-State Championships in Guwahati.
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