Indian sprinter Hima Das returned to pet 400m run, as she continued her dream run by claiming fifth gold of the month July. She returned to the competition with a season-best time of 52.09 seconds.
Hima Das pocketed her fifth gokd medal when she ensured the podium finish at the Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand Prix with a time of 52.09 seconds. However, she failed to qualify for the World Athletics Championships as the 400m qualification mark stands at 51.80 seconds.
In her first competition of 200m race of the year, she finished her way to gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July at 23.65 while in her second competition she won 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet on July 7 in Poland with a time of 23.97.
She won her third 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in Czech Republic with a time of 23.43 whereas she earned her fourth gold at the Tabor Athletics Meet in the same country.
The 19 year old sprinter earned praise from Sachin Tendulkar, PM Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind. They xpressed their admiration for her through twitter handles.
“Loving the way you have been running in the European circuit over the last 19 days. Your hunger to win and perseverance is an inspiration for the youth. Congrats on your 5 Medals! All the best for the future races, @HimaDas8.” Tendulkar tweeted.
“India is very proud of @HimaDas8’s phenomenal achievements over the last few days. Everyone is absolutely delighted that she has brought home five medals in various tournaments,” the prime minister tweeted
“Three weeks, five gold medals! You’re incredible @HimaDas8 Keep sprinting, keep shining — and may this success set the pace for glory at the 2020 Olympic Games #PresidentKovind,” the President of India tweeted.