India’s golden girl Hima Das’ 5th Gold medal in 19 days, leaves Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar mesmerised


Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday paid a rich tribute to India’s golden girl Hima Das after the sprinter from Assam clinched her fifth Gold medal within a month in the European circuit.

Hima Das
Photo tweeted by Hima Das

Taking to Twitter, Bharat Ratna Tendulkar 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.”

This was after Hima won her fifth gold in July by claiming the top honours in a 400m race in the Czech Republic. A report by news agency IANS said that the champion athlete clocked her season-best time of 52.09 seconds in her pet competition at the Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand Prix on Saturday. Her personal best is 50.79 seconds, which she recorded at the Asian Games in 2018.

Sharing the news, Hima tweeted, “Finished 400m today on the top here in Czech Republic.”

However, her season-best timing was not good enough for the star athlete to qualify for the World Athletics Championships as the 400-meter qualification mark for the world event was kept at 51.80 seconds.

Her latest glory came just days after the girl from Assam bagged another Gold in the 200m race at the Tabor Athletics Meet on Wednesday.

Her Gold rush for this month started on 2 July when she won Gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland clocking a timing of 23.65s in the 200m category. Six days later, while taking part in the Kutno Athletics Meet, also in Poland, Hima won another Gold in the 200m race. What made her feat here special was that she was suffering from a sore back, but this did not stop her from winning laurels for her country yet again.

Hima had won her third Gold medal in the 200m race while participating in the Kladno Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic, clocking a timing of 23.43 seconds.