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Watch: Hima Das Weeps Tears of Joy While Singing National Anthem

Hima Das became the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal at a world track event.

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Watch: Hima Das Weeps Tears of Joy While Singing National Anthem
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Hima Das, an 18-year-old athlete from Assam’s Nagaon, brought joy to her country at the U-20 IAAF World Championships 2018, in Tampere, Finland, where, on Thursday, 12 July, she became the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal at a world track event.

After her historic victory, the Assamese sprinter couldn’t hold in her emotions and wept tears of joy while singing the national anthem atop the winner’s podium.

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Hima’s win moved many public figures, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took to Twitter to congratulate the 18-year-old on her win.

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Hima, from Dhing in Assam, has only been running over 400 metres competitively for four months, since March 2018. Her success has been startling and immediate, with a sixth-place finish at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April 2018. But Hima’s humility shines through. She thanked her fans for their support in a heartfelt video message:

The teenager’s future looks bright after India’s and her own maiden international win. Hopefully, there will be many more to come.

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