Sprint sensation Hima Das has been hailed for her sensational performance on the track after the sprinter, famous as the Dhing Express, won her fifth international gold, this time in the 400 metres, in just 18 days.
Hima Saturday clocked a season-best time of 52.09 seconds at Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic to grab her fifth top podium finish inside three weeks.
Finished 400m today on the top here in Czech Republic today 🏃♀️ pic.twitter.com/1gwnXw5hN4
— Hima MON JAI (@HimaDas8) July 20, 2019
From super star Amitabh Bachchan to cricketers Suresh Raina and Mithali Raj and actors Arjun Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor, celebrities as well as the common people have hailed Hima’s performances.
YEEEEAAAHHHHHHHHHH .. BADHAI BADHAI BADHAI .. JAI HIND .. गर्व हम सबको आप पे Hima Das जी , आपने भारत का नाम स्वर्ण अक्षरों में लिख दिया !!!🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 https://t.co/lqbSSCPnnf
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 21, 2019
There's no stopping our golden girl! 4th gold in 15 days! WOW! Way to go @HimaDas8
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 19, 2019
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) July 19, 2019
4th Gold Medal in 15 days! Hima you’re making India proud🏅@HimaDas8
— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) July 19, 2019
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) July 19, 2019
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also congratulated the ace sprinter on her gold winning spree.
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) July 21, 2019
Sprinter Hima Das extended her sensational run by claiming her fifth gold of the month as she returned to her pet 400m competition with a season-best time of 52.09 seconds.
The timing on Saturday slower than her personal best of 50.79 seconds, which she managed at the Jakarta Asian Games and she also narrowly missed out on the World Championships qualifying mark of 51.80.
However, it was better than the timing of 52.88, which she managed earlier in the season.
It was Hima’s fifth gold medal since July 2 when she ran her first competitive race in Europe.
In her first competitive 200m race of the year, she clocked 23.65 on her way to gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July 2.
After that, she won her second 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet, also in Poland, on July 7 with a time of 23.97.
On July 13, she won her third 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in Czech Republic with a time of 23.43 while her fourth gold came at the Tabor Athletics Meet in the same country on Wednesday.
It was the first competition in 400m for the 19-year-old from Assam, fondly called the ‘Dhing Express’, since she struggled to finish the Asian Athletics Championship in April this year because of a back issue.