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Decoding Hima Das' golden streak: Special achievement or merely hype?

Jul 24, 2019, 10.55 AM (IST)

The perils of taking social media on face value are known to all, yet the rush to be seen doing the right thing often blurs the line between fact and fiction. The last few days have seen a tremendous outpouring of support for Indian athlete Hima Das who has won five consecutive gold medals at athletic meets across eastern Europe and has raised social media hopes of a first Olympic medal in the sport for India. Today, we add a dash of reality to those claims.