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PM congratulates Hima Das on winning gold in athletic championship

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today congratulated on winning a gold in the women's 400m race in

The 18-year-old scripted history by becoming the first Indian to win a gold at the world level. She clocked 51.46s to win the gold.

is delighted and proud of Hima Das, who won a historic Gold in the 400m of World U20 Championships... This accomplishment will certainly inspire young athletes in the coming years, the said on

No woman before Das has won a gold medal in a at any level, be it youth, junior or senior.

She is also the first Indian to have won a gold in a track event at the world level.

Das hails from Dhing village in Assam's district.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 11:25 IST