NEW DELHI: 18 years old girl of Assam,Hema Das,has made history. She makes the country proud by winning gold medal in women’s 400 meter race in the Under-20 Athletics Junior Championships held in Tampere of Finland on July 12. Hema has been congratulated by many big Bollywood Celebs for the victory. On historic success, Hema is getting greetings from all over the country. Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Akshay Kumar and Farhan Akhtar have congratulated Indian athlete Hema Das on social media for this big victor
Hema took the time of 51.46 s to win the final in Tempere of Finland. She has become the first woman in India to win gold in all the categories of this championship. Daughter of a rice farmer from Assam’s Nagaon district, Hima isn’t just a world-class athlete who swept past the stiff competition with ridiculous ease. She is also a socially conscious teenager who took the lead in demolishing country liquor vends in her village and its neighbourhood.
The youngest of five siblings, Hima started her athletics career as a 100m and 200m sprinter before shifting to 400m following the advice of senior coaches. Hima won theFederation Cup in her first competitive 400m race and finished sixth at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games earlier this year.