There is something special about Hima Das. The Assamese registered a season-best time of 52.09s, winning the women’s 400m gold in Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand Prix on Saturday evening.The victory marked the runner’s fifth gold in less than 19 days.
Hima has been running in a string of 200m in the last few weeks but this was her first 400m after having retired midway in quartermile heats at the Asian championships, Doha in April.
Not only that, the 19-year-old donated half of her monthly salary to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for relief efforts towards Assam’s devastating floods. Hima also urged everyone to make donations for the same.
Earlier, she had won gold in the 200m event at Tabor Athletic Meet on Wednesday. Before that, Das had bagged 3 gold at different events that included a gold medal at Klado Athletic Meet, Kunto Athletics Meet, and then at Poznan Athletics Grand Prix.
Here is how the Twitter reacted on Hima Das’ 5-star feat :
— Major Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) July 21, 2019
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 21, 2019
Heart fills with pride each time I see this….thanks for giving some incredible moments to cherish Hima Das pic.twitter.com/6afFlLHOpw
— Rajeev Khandelwal (@RK1610IsMe) July 22, 2019
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. pic.twitter.com/kaVdsB1AjZ
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 21, 2019
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) July 21, 2019
No glamour no makeup sheer dedication and focus …She won Klado Athletic Meet?,Kunto Athletic Meet?,Poznan Athletics Grand Prix?,Tabor Athletics Meet?
4 consecutive Golds? in 15 days. Donated half of her salary for #AssamFloods ..maam you’ve won our hearts #HimaDas. ???? pic.twitter.com/SiDK7Y9MBH
— Sai Dharam Tej (@IamSaiDharamTej) July 20, 2019
— Yashwant Deshmukh ?? (@YRDeshmukh) July 21, 2019
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 21, 2019
तुम दौड़ो @HimaDas8 जमकर दौड़ो,करोड़ों भारतपुत्रियो के अधूरे सपने अपने पैरों में बाँधकर दौडो..दौडो कि भारत की हर बेटी के हिस्से की ज़मीन तुम्हे अपने क़दमों से नापनी है…दौड़ो कि तुम्हारे सामान्य से घर की मज़बूत नींव में तुम्हारी जिजीविषा का आधार है ! हिंदुस्तान ज़िंदाबाद ???? pic.twitter.com/ey8qr20bdt
— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) July 21, 2019
— Smita Barooah (@smitabarooah) July 21, 2019
— Sanjeev Singh (@sanjeevrsingh) July 21, 2019
— Sai Dharam Tej (@IamSaiDharamTej) July 21, 2019
Congratulations #GoldenGirl @HimaDas8 for winning 5th Gold.#India is proud of you!
Your historic feat shall inspire the youth – that no matter what the odds – determination & hard work can overcome it.
— Sanjay Dutt (@SanjaySDutt) July 21, 2019
— P Muralidhar Rao (@PMuralidharRao) July 21, 2019
Her purpose in life is clearly beyond that finish line. Every win takes her closer to that dream. @HimaDas8, your dedication and hunger is inspirational. Well done and good luck. #HimaDas #SundayMotivation
— Gautam Adani (@gautam_adani) July 21, 2019
Congratulations to our Golden Girl #HimaDas on winning her fifth gold medal within a month, this time in 400 metres in Prague, Czech Republic. You have made all of us proud. @HimaDas8 pic.twitter.com/0MjTf2RiqL
— Varshaben Doshi (@VarshabenDoshi) July 21, 2019
#HimaDas is an inspiration for all upcoming Athletes in India. I am confident she will continue to bring more medals for the nation. India is often referred as a sleeping giant in sports. Now, things are changing for good & Indian athletes are showing their talent. @HimaDas8 https://t.co/Vpxw8nv7oC
— Syed Shahnawaz Hussain (@ShahnawazBJP) July 21, 2019
#HimaDas wins 5 GOLD in 18 days.
Fifth Gold medal in the 400m race in Prague. Congratulations @HimaDas8.
Proud of You Golden Girl, you are real Role model of Bharatiya Girls.
— प्रशान्त पटेल उमराव (@ippatel) July 21, 2019
— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) July 21, 2019
India's pride, @HimaDas8 wins her 5th consecutive Gold? in just 19 days.
– Klado Athletic Meet?
– Kunto Athletic Meet?
– Poznan Athletics Grand Prix?
– Tabor Athletics Meet?
– Nove Metro nad Metuji Grand Prix?
— Shobha Karandlaje (@ShobhaBJP) July 21, 2019