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By Winning 5 Gold Medals In A Month, Hima Das Gets Loads Of Accolades

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India’s ace sprinter  Hima Das extended her sensational run by claiming her fifth gold of the month as she returned to her pet 400m competition with a season-best time of 52.09 seconds .

The timing on Saturday was slower than her personal best of 50.79 seconds, which she managed at the Jakarta Asian Games and she also narrowly missed out on the World Championships qualifying mark of 51.80.

However, it was better than the timing of 52.88, which she managed earlier in the season.

It was Hima’s fifth gold medal since July 2 when she ran her first competitive race in Europe.

In her first competitive 200m race of the year, she clocked 23.65 on her way to gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July 2

After that, she won her second 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet, also in Poland, on July 7 with a time of 23.97.

On July 13, she won her third 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in Czech Republic with a time of 23.43 while her fourth gold came at the Tabor Athletics Meet in the same country on Wednesday.

It was the first competition in 400m for the 19-year-old from Assam, fondly called the ‘Dhing Express’, since she struggled to finish the Asian Athletics Championship in April this year because of a back issue.

Her sterling feats did not go unnoticed . Her showing was hailed by all :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted ,

Gautam Gambhir , BJP MP, Former India cricket team Opener

Our Golden Girl is simply unstoppable in 15 days for #HimaDas. An inspiration for every Indian , we’re all rooting for you . You’re limitless. A shining light for Assam in their time of darkness. Have fun, stay relaxed and keep doing what you’re doing. pic.twitter.com/NHnQdCitxp

 

Sachin Tendulkar , Indian cricket legend

 

Anushka Sharma, Bollywood Actress

 

Rishabh Pant , Wicket- Keeper Indian Cricket Team

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