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UNICEF appoints Indian athlete Hima Das as India’s first ever Youth Ambassador

Recently, Hima clinched a Gold medal in Women's 4x400 metre relay event at the 2018 Asian Games, held from August 18 to September 2, 2018 at Jakarta, Indonesian. She also won Silver in the Women's 400m Race event with a clock timing of 50.59 seconds.

Nov 15, 2018 20:30 IST
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The United Nations Children's Fund-India (UNICEF) on November 14, 2018 appointed Asian Games gold-medalist sprinter Hima Das as India’s first ever Youth Ambassador.

UNICEF India works along with the Central Government to ensure that children born in India get the best start in life, thrive and develop to his or her full potential.

Recently, Hima clinched a Gold medal in Women's 4x400 metre relay event at the 2018 Asian Games, held from August 18 to September 2, 2018 at Jakarta, Indonesian. She also won Silver in the Women's 400m Race event with a clock timing of 50.59 seconds.

About Hima Das

Hailing from Nagaon district of Assam, Hima Das took up serious running in 2017.

In July 2018, Hima scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to win a gold medal in the women's 400m final race at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland.

With the win at IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championship, Das became the first Indian woman, be it junior or senior, to win a gold medal at any level in a World Championship.

She is also the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at any athletics meet at the world level.

Das had earlier clocked an Indian U-20 record of 51.32 seconds to finish sixth in the Commonwealth Games 400m final in Gold Coast in April 2018.

Nicknamed the 'Dhing Express', Hima was among the 20 sportspersons to be recommended for the Arjuna Award.

In October 2018, Hima joined Indian Oil Corporation as a Grade ‘A’ HR Officer.

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