Fact Vs Myth: Did Hima Das Win Gold Medal at Commonwealth Games 2022?

Truth Vs Fantasy: Did Hima Das Win Gold Medal at Commonwealth Video games 2022?

With social media taking a buzz to cheer for India’s weight lifter Sanket Mahadev Sargar for bagging India’s first medal at Commonwealth Video games 2022, after clinching silver within the Males’s 55 kg class in Weightlifting on Saturday, an previous video of ace sprinter Hima Das can also be getting a mileage.

Notably, an previous video from July 2018 of Indian sprinter Hima Das clinching gold within the Girls’s 400m remaining on the World U20 Championships is being shared with a false declare that she gained gold on the Commonwealth Video games 2022 being held in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

The viral video is being shared on Fb and WhatsApp with the caption, “In an exhilarating World Athletics ladies’s 400m remaining, the diminutive *Hima Das* of India massacres area to seize the *Gold Medal*. Rice-eating Hima from a poor Assamese household defeated greater and stronger White and black athletes. Spirit counts”

Das is collaborating as a part of India’s ladies’s relay staff in 200m and 4x100m on the CWG 2022.

The observe occasions are but to start in ongoing the CWG and are scheduled for subsequent week in August. A 215-member (111 males and 104 ladies) Indian contingent will compete in 15 sports activities on the Birmingham CWG 2022, which began on July 28, 2022, and can run until August 8, 2022.

A number of distinguished Twitter handles together with former cricketer Virender Sehwag and BJP nationwide spokesperson Sambit Patra fell for a similar pretend declare and congratulated Das for successful a gold medal on the Birmingham Commonwealth Video games.