Making a sensational comeback to her favourite event, Hima Das won her fifth gold of the month in the 400-metre race at the Czech Republic on Saturday. The 19-year-old athlete, whose season-best before the win was 52.88 seconds, recorded her best timing — 52.09 seconds — in the 400-metre event.
Earlier in April, Das had failed to complete the 400-metre race in the Asian Athletics Championship due to a back spasm. However, this time, Das, fondly called the ‘Dhing Express’, turned heads and won praise for her performance from many politicians and celebrities.
Hima Das winning 400m in MEZIN RODN ATLETICK M TINK 43. VELK CENA pic.twitter.com/zWVx7g9yw1
Rahul PAWAR (@rahuldpawar) July 20, 2019
"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," Sachin Tendulkar tweeted.
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. pic.twitter.com/kaVdsB1AjZ
Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 21, 2019
Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) July 21, 2019
Heartiest congratulations @HimaDas8 on 5th #Gold Medal in a month. Your passionate love for #Gold makes every Indian so proud. May you soar higher than ever. #BeUnstoppable #GoldenGirl #HimaDas #HimaDasourPride
Rana Gurmit S Sodhi (@iranasodhi) July 21, 2019
VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) July 21, 2019
richa anirudh (@richaanirudh) July 21, 2019
Manav kaul (@Manavkaul19) July 21, 2019
There is no stopping for the golden girl of India, #HimaDas as she wins the 5th gold medal of the month! Congratulations to @HimaDas8 for such a spectacular performance & wish her continued success in the coming times!#HimaDasourPride pic.twitter.com/10ELuQtMtj
Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) July 21, 2019