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Hima Das: Biography and International Records

Hima Das nicknamed the Dhing Express, is an Indian sprinter from the state of Assam.  Dhing is a town in Nagaon district in the state of Assam; that is the reason she is called “Dhing Express”. Hima Das holds the current Indian national record in the 400 metres. Hima has won a gold medal in the 400 m final at the World U-20 Championships 2018 held at Tampere (Finland). She is the first Indian to win a gold medal at an international track event.
Jul 22, 2019 14:25 IST
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Hima Das
Hima Das

Personal information about Hima Das:

Full Name: Hima Das

Father Name: Ronjit Das (Farmer)

Mother Name: Jonali Das

Place and Date of birth: 9 January 2000 (age 19), Dhing, Nagaon, Assam, India

Height: 167 cm (5 ft 6 in)

Weight: 52 kg

Education: Passed 12th grade exam from Assam Higher Secondary Education Council in May 2019.

Nick name: Dhing Express and Golden Girl

Weight: 52 kg (115 lb)

Sport: Track and field

Event(s): 100 m, 200m, 300m and 400 m

Personal best records:
100 m – 11.74 seconds (2018)
200 m – 23.10 seconds (2018)
400 m – 50.79 seconds (2018)

Coached by

1. Nipon Das

2. Nabajit Malakar

3. Galina Bukharina

International Records: She is the first Indian to win a gold medal at an international track event.
National Records: Indian national record in 400 metres

Brand Ambassador of Adidas;

In September 2018 Hima das had signed a deal with Sports giant Adidas. The company said in a statement that Hima Das will now be equipped with the best offerings from Adidas for her racing and training needs.

As we know that Adidas has an incredible track record for helping athletes across sports and enabling them to reach the peak of their career.

According to sources, Das is estimated to receive annual endorsement fee between Rs. 10 to 15 lakh from Adidas along with racing and training facilities across the globe.

Recent Success of Hima Das:

Hima das has won 5 gold medals at the international events in less than a month. The list of her records is as follows;

1. On July 2, 2019: She bagged 200m Gold in Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland; time taken 23.65 seconds.

2. On July 7, 2019; She won 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland; time was 23.97 seconds.

3. On July 13, 2019; she won 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic; time 23.43 seconds.

4. July 17, 2019; She won the gold medal in the 200m race at Tabor Athletics Meet Czech Republic time was 23.25 seconds.

5. On 20 July 2019, she won the gold medal in the 400 metre in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic; time was 52.09 seconds.

Previous records of Hima are;

1. July month has been lucky for the Hima. In the same month last year she bagged the gold Medal in the 400 m event at the World U-20 Championships 2018 held at Tampere, Finland.

She had won gold by clocking 51.46 seconds and becoming the first Indian sprinter to win a gold medal at an international track event.

2. Hima also won a silver medal in the 4×400 metre mixed relay at Asian Games in 2018 which is now upgraded to Gold due to ban on Gold medalists.

3. Hima has also won gold medal at 2018 Jakarta Asian games in Mixed 4×400 m events.

Awards and accolades of Hima

1. Hima das was conferred with Arjuna Award in 2018.

2. Hima was appointed as the India's first ever youth ambassador of UNICEF-India in 2018.

3. Hima is the only 2nd athlete from Assam after Bhogeswar Baruah to win a gold medal at an International event.

4. She has been appointed as the sports brand ambassador of Assam by the Government of Assam.
As we know that Hima das is just 19 year old. She is the new sprint sensation of India and adding values to the rich sporting culture of P.T. Usha.

I hope that in the years to come we will listen a lot about this new Indian sprinter. It is expected that she will medals for India in the track and field events at the Tokyo Olympic in 2020.

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