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Milkha Singh backs Hima Das for 2020 Tokyo Olympic gold

ANI  |  Chandigarh (Punjab) [India] 

Legendary Indian Singh on Saturday congratulated Hima Das, who became the first Indian woman to clinch gold at and advised her to focus on 2020 Tokyo

Singh said that Hima and her should train for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, keeping in mind the 400m world record or an Olympic record.

Speaking to ANI, Singh said, "has done really well. I've congratulated Hima, her and her family. I also want to congratulate the for producing such She has to go a long way. She has to participate in upcoming 2020 Tokyo "

The further said that Hima has what it takes to clinch a gold at the 2020 Tokyo

"I would like to tell Hima and her to train keeping in mind the world record or Olympic record of 400m. They should test themselves and see whether they are reaching that record or not, I am sure they can get a medal in if they work hard with sincerity," he added

in the day, had tweeted a video of the final winning moments of Hima Das, who clinched gold at the IAAF World U-20 Athletics Championships, and said that he was "touched deeply" with sprinter's gestures.

Meanwhile, Das, who became the first Indian woman to bag the gold medal in the championship, on Friday also thanked everyone for congratulating her on the victory.

Indian opener Rohit Sharma, Indian national team captain Sunil Chhetri, former Indian and former Indian opener Virendra Sehwag among others had congratulated Das.

A pre-tournament favourite, Das clocked 51.46s to finish ahead of of and USA's

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 15:30 IST
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