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President, PM hail Hima Das' unprecedented feat

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

and today hailed Hima Das, who became the first Indian woman to clinch a gold medal at a global event -- the World Under-20 Championships in

"is delighted and proud of Hima Das, who won a historic Gold in the 400m of World U20 Championships. Congratulations to her! This accomplishment will certainly inspire young athletes in the coming years," tweeted the

Das clinched the top spot in the women's 400m final race at in Tampere, yesterday.

Kovind too lauded Das' unprecedented feat.

"Congratulations to our sensational sprint star for winning the 400m gold in the World Under-20 Championship. This is India's first ever track gold in a A very proud moment for and India, Hima; now the Olympic podium beckons!" he wrote on

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 11:20 IST