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    Indian sprinter Hima Das (C) waves as she arrives in Guwahati on September 7, 2018

    India Hails Golden Girl Hima Das as She Wins 5th Gold Medal in One Month

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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Social media is abuzz with praise for the new Indian sports sensation Hima Das, who has amazed the country by winning her fifth Gold medal within a month at various international athletic events in Europe.

    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.

     

    Other prominent political leaders also heaped praise on the country's young sensation.

    ​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.

    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.

    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.

     

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