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Hima Das wins historic gold, athletics federation more bothered about her English

Jul 13, 2018 17:12 IST
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Hima Das created history on Thursday when she became the first athlete from India to win a gold medal in a global event. The 18-year-old achieved this feat by winning women’s 400 metre race at the IAAF World U-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. However, while the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) was just as proud of the young athlete, a tweet from their official Twitter account left many netizens seeing red. “Not so fluent in English but she gave her best there too,” read a tweet from the AFI that featured a video of the young athlete speaking after her historic win. (HT Correspondent )