Podcast: Hima Das Recalls World U-20 Championships Gold Medal
Sprinter Hima Das recalled her historic gold at the U-20 World Championships in a chat with The Quint. She became the first Indian to win a gold at an international track event in July this year.
Das explained how the entire world got to know about her feat after the President of India congratulated her on Twitter.
Hima hadn't realised the gravity of her achievement until she scrolled through social media on the next day.
The day I won the medal wasn’t that special. So I ran the race, took the medal and came back to my room and slept. In the next day when I went on Facebook, I saw that there were only my photos. Then I saw the tweets by various film stars and politicians. Then I thought about what I had achieved. I got a bit emotional as well.Hima Das
The sprinter, who usually doesn't get emotional while standing on the podium, couldn't control her tears when she heard the national anthem.
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