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Until the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Hima Das was an unknown entity. This girl was born on 9th January 2000 in the Kandhulimari village, near the town of Dhing in the state of Assam to Ronjit Das and Jonali Das. The small-town girl wanted to play football but her raw speed while running across the rice fields of Assam convinced a school coach that she can try out athletics. This hope, turned her to bring out her career in the stream of sports. She became the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in a track event at the IAAF World U20 Championships.

Despite securing sixth in the 400m at the Commonwealth Games, Hima Das achievements are appealing. At the Federation Cup in Patiala in March 2018, Hima Das won the 400m gold in 51.97 seconds. July 12, 2018 was marked as her day, because she first showed the world her ability and fired the imagination of Indian fans thirsty of finding a world-class track-and-field star.

Hima Das Records

  • Hima Das won a silver medal in the 4×400-metre mixed relay at Asian Games in 2018.

  • Hima Das won the 400 m final at the World U-20 Championships 2018 at Tampere in Finland by clocking 51.46 seconds

  • She also set an Indian U20 record of 51.32 seconds to finish sixth in the Commonwealth Games 400m final in Gold Coast in April 2018

  • Hima Das rolled 200m gold in Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland in 23.65 seconds on July 2, 2019.

  • Hima Das won 200m gold a the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland in 23.97 seconds July 7, 2019:.

  • Hima Das won 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic in 23.43 seconds July 13, 2019.

  • Hima Das won a gold medal in the 200m race at Tabor Athletics Meet Czech Republic in 23.25 seconds on July 17, 2019:.

  • Hima Das won a gold medal in the 400-metre event in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic, in 52.09 seconds on July 20, 2019.

Now Hima Das, also called as Dhing Express. In the single month of July 2019 at Czech Republic, Hima Das won five back-to-back gold. On September 25, 2018, she was also conferred with Arjuna Award by the President of India. At Doha in October 2019, she was also named for the World athletics championships to be held. Her achievements can never end and the sportsmanship is her will never stop.

Let many more Hima Das be born in India and become the future stars of the country.


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