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Hima creates history for Indian athletics (Lead)

Thursday - July 12, 2018 11:08 pm , Category : SPORTS
Tampere (Finland) July 12 (IANS) India s Hima Das created history by winning the gold medal in the women s 400 metre event at the IAAF World U20 Championships here on Thursday.
Hima registered a time of 51.46 seconds in the final at the Ratina Stadium to become the first Indian athlete to win gold in a world championship across all age groups.
Andrea Miklos of Romania took silver with a personal best time of 52.07 seconds. Taylor Manson of the US registered 52.28 seconds to finish third.
Hima had done well in the earlier rounds as well winning Heat 4 with a time of 52.25 seconds. She emerged on top in the semi-finals as well winning her race in 52.10 seconds.
Jisna Matthew the other Indian in the fray also showed early promise winning Heat 5 with a time of 54.32 seconds. But the Kerala girl crashed out in the semi-finals where she finished fifth with 53.86 seconds.

--IANS ajb/vd

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