Celebrations have swept the Dhing residence, in central Assam, of star sprinter Hima Das, who scripted history last night by becoming the only Indian athlete ever to win a gold medal in a track event at the world level.
Hima had clinched the gold in 400m race in the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships at Finland yesterday.
As the news spread, well wishers and neighbours flooded Hima's residence at Dhing since last night. Hima has spoken to her family a couple of times after the winning dash and sounded elated at the victory, thanking everyone back home for their blessings and well wishes, her family members said at Dhing.
The elated mother of Hima said her daughter always had set high goals and worked relentlessly to achieve it. (UNI)