Hima Das becomes first Indian woman to win gold in World Junior Athletics

On Thursday, Indian sprinter Hima Das scripted history by becoming first Indian woman to win a gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships.

 

 

The 18-year-old Hima clocked 51.46s to win the gold. With this, she now joins the illustrious company of star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who won a gold in Poland in the last edition in 2016 in a world record effort.

 

Das is the first Indian track athlete to have won a medal in the history of this competition. The previous medal winners at the World Junior Championships were Seema Punia (bronze in discus in 2002) and Navjeet Kaur Dhillon (bronze in discus in 2014).

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