With the Indian President and Prime Minster leading the nation, celebrities and sports lovers followed their example and showered praise on the young girl from the State of Assam.
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
Other prominent political leaders also heaped praise on the country's young sensation.
1,2,3,4,5...fantastic!! @HimaDas8 you’ve won five medals and a million hearts!— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) July 21, 2019
You make India proud @HimaDas8 Keep winning and winning and winning— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) July 21, 2019
India’s legendary superstar Amitabh Bachchan described her as the “Pride of India” while other celebs called her ‘The Golden Girl’. Many film personalities took part in hailing the gold medalist.
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 !!🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳👍👍👍👏👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/bE18xU0PSx— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 21, 2019
19 days - 5 gold medals - 1 golden girl ! Congratulations @HimaDas8 ! You are an exemplary example of solid grit & determination & a huge inspiration to young girls 👏💪❤— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) July 22, 2019
Congratulations on winning the 5th gold @HimaDas8! Your act of kindness towards Assam is an inspiration to us all. A great athlete with a heart of gold. Wishing you all the more success! India is proud of you! https://t.co/Q06SBAKUhq— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) July 21, 2019
India’s cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who was recently inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame, and other cricketers joined the league in congratulating Hima Das.
Loving the way you have been running in the European circuit over the last 19 days.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 21, 2019
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
Hima Das, who felt honoured by the outpouring of wishes, said she would continue to work hard to bring laurels for the country.
The Golden Girl's Journey at the July International Athletic Games
The gold rush began for Das on 2 July at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland.
The second victory came in women's 200m at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland on 7 July.
The third gold medal was at the Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic on 13 July.
Das clinched her fourth gold at the 200m race at the Tabor Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic on 17 July.
She bagged her fifth gold medal at the 400-metre competition with a clock time of 52.09 seconds at the Nove Mesto Grand Prix in the Czech Republic on 20 July.
Her fifth medal came with a better time than her previous performance, in which she clocked 52.88 seconds but slower than her personal best that she managed at the 2018 Asian Games with a clock time of 50.79 seconds in a 400m race.