Hima das

Hima Das Bio

Hima Das, a 19-year-old Indian sprinter from the state of Assam, became the first Indian woman — indeed the first-ever Indian athlete — to win a gold medal in any format of a global track event at the IAAF World U20 Championships when she clocked a speed of 51.46 seconds. Born to a rice farmer in Dhing village of Assam’s Nagaon district, Das won five back-to-back gold medals in about a month in the Czech Republic in July 2019. Since childhood, Das was interested in sports. She regularly played football with local boys in mud pits next to her parents’ rice fields and was convinced to take up professional athletics by a coach.

Das mainly takes part in women’s 400-meter, 200-metre, and 4×400-meter relays. At the Asian Games in 2018, she won a silver medal in the 4×400-metre mixed relay. 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. In September 2018, Adidas signed an endorsement deal with Hima Das. She was also conferred with Arjuna Award by the President of India on September 25, 2018.

Hima Das Bio

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