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Congratulations, golden girl! PM Modi, Kiran Mazumdar, Big B hail 'incredible' Hima Das on Twitter

Das bagged her 5th gold in a 400m race in the Czech Republic on Saturday.

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Jul 22, 2019, 11.25 AM IST
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Politicians, celebrities, business tycoons congratulated Hima Das.
India's ace sprinter Hima Das seems to be on a golden trip. After winning 4 gold medals in less than a month, the 19-year-old bagged her 5th gold in a 400m race in the Czech Republic on Saturday. Das completed the race in 52.09 seconds, and this marked her season-best timing. The golden girl, who brought home glory, received congratulatory tweets and encouragement from President Ramnath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and B-town celebrities.

Impressed with Das's incredible performance, President Kovind congratulated her on her victory and wished her luck for the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games.

"Three weeks, five gold medals! You're incredible @HimaDas8 Keep sprinting, keep shining -- and may this success set the pace for glory at the 2020 Olympic Games #PresidentKovind," he wrote.

PM Modi too, congratulated Das on her achievement and wished her luck for future endeavours.

"India is very proud of @HimaDas8's phenomenal achievements over the last few days. Everyone is absolutely delighted that she has brought home five medals in various tournaments. Congratulations to her and best wishes for her future endeavours," PM Modi tweeted.

Biocon MD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw called Das a trail blazer who made everyone proud.

Master Blaster Tendulkar, too, expressed admiration for the Assam-based sprinter by calling her an inspiration for the youth. He wrote, "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."

Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir offered encouragement to the sprinter.

Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan also took to Twitter to hail Das for her memorable performance.

"T 3233 - Hima Das .. the pride of India .. to the Moon and beyond .. indeed but we need to add another Moon for she has done 5 now .. AMAZING !!"

Actor Anupam Kher lauded Das's grand victory and thanked her for making the country proud.

Others who congratulated Das for an incredible win were actresses like Anushka Sharma, Mallika Sherawat and former cricketers like VVS Laxman and Mohammad Kaif.

Hima, Deepa, Arunima: India's Golden Sports Girls Who've Made Us Proud

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Women For The Win

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Women in India have taken giant strides, breaking barriers and setting new benchmarks over the past few decades. From business to politics and technology, they have successfully shattered all stereotypes, and glass ceilings. The sporting arena, too, has seen champions emerging from various corners of India. From fighting gender discrimination to financial restraints, these women have overcome physical and mental obstacles to build not just a name, but a legacy for themselves. This women's day, we tip our hats to these unstoppable ladies who have become inspiration and icons.(In pic from left: Hima Das, Deepa Malik, Arunima Sinha)

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