Hima Das Golden Girl with Golden Heart

Hima Das: India’s Golden Girl with Golden Heart

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Indian athlete Hima Das secured her fifth gold medal this month at the 400m race in Prague, Czech Republic. Das extended her sensational run by completing the race in a season-best time of 52.09 seconds. Despite the timing being her season’s best, Das dropped out on qualifying for the World Championships. The qualifying score for the Championships is 51.80s. Her particular best is 50.79 seconds, which she recorded at the Asian Games in Jakarta last year.The 19-year-old has been striving in competitive races in Europe since July 2 and has already got five golds.

It certainly is a proud moment for Indians all around the globe as sports is touching new heights. Gone are the days when games in our country were only and only about cricket. India has presented way too many blazing pieces and Hima Das is one of them. Our country’s star runner has accomplished to bag 4 gold medals in just 15 days. It is surely a huge achievement for us Indian from all around the World. 

While this gifted woman is spreading the tri-color globally, here’s everything you need to know about her. 

Born in a poor family in the Nagaon district of Assam, sprinter Hima Das’ has experienced a sudden rise. On Thursday evening, she shaped history in Tampere, Finland by acquiring the gold medal — the second by an Indian player — in the women’s 400-meter event at the IAAF World U20 Championships.

Hima was born in Dhing Village Nagaon, Assam, India on 9th January 2000. Her nationality is Indian. Her star sign is Capricorn and her religion is Hinduism. Her ethnicity is Brown (South-Asian). Her parents are Ranjit Das and Jomali Das. She has not talked about her sibling’s name to the media. She is the youngest of five siblings of Jumali and Ranjit Das, a limited rice farmer. currently, she is living in Guwahati, Assam, India. Walking towards her education, her educational qualification is Intermediate Pass Out

In an afflicted state of affairs, Hima Das had no games gear for her till 2 years ago. Assam is acknowledged for its rice ground and the sprinter would cover the spaces of the muddy fields of her school where her classmates would play football. So much is her ability that within a few months of practice, she qualified for state championships in Guwahati where she gained a bronze medal. 

Surprisingly, Hima has never held any formal coaching. However, she performed all because of her natural strength. She made it to the finals of the Junior National Championships in Coimbatore. Hima fought very hard on her running and timing. Post her Coimbatore success, her two trainers spoke to her parents to let her carry on full-time coaching. Hima’s parents were very supportive and inspired her for the same. Her achievement in the Federation Cup gave her Golden pass to the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Body Traits of Hima Das

Hima has got a beautiful personality and gorgeous looks.

  • She is 1.73 m tall and has a stable weight of 121 Pounds (55 Kg).
  • Her footwear size is 7 and her eye color and hair color, both are Black.

Coached by

1. Nipon Das

2. Galina Bukharin

3. Nabajit Malakar

International Records: 

  • She is the first Indian to obtain a gold medal at an international trail event.
  • National Records: Indian national record in 400 meters

Brand Ambassador of Adidas

In September 2018 Hima das had endorsed a deal with Sports giant Adidas. The group said in a statement that Hima Das will now be provided with the best contributions from Adidas for her racing and practice needs. As we know that Adidas has an incredible trail record for helping players across sports and empowering them to reach the top of their career.

Recent Achievement of Hima Das:

Hima das has got 5 gold medals at the international games in less than a month. The list of her accomplishments is as follows:

. On July 2, 2019: She got 200m Gold in Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland in 23.65 seconds.

. On July 7, 2019: She acquired 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland in 23.97 seconds.

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

. July 17, 2019: She got the gold medal in the 200m run at Tabor Athletics Meet Czech Republic in 23.25 seconds.

. On 20 July 2019: she got the gold medal in the 400 meters in Nove Mesto, the Czech Republic in 52.09 seconds.

Earlier records of Hima Das

. In the July 2018, she caught the gold medal in the 400 m meet at the World U-20 Championships 2018 taken at Tampere, Finland. She had won gold by measuring 51.46 seconds and becoming the first Indian runner to win a gold medal at an international trail event.

. Hima also gained a silver medal in the 4×400 meter combined relay at Asian Games in 2018 which is now updated to Gold due to a prohibition on Gold medalists.

. Hima has also acquired a gold medal at 2018 Jakarta Asian sports in combined 4×400 m events.

Awards and recognitions of Hima

. Hima das was awarded Arjuna Award in 2018.

. Hima was selected as India’s first-ever youth representative of UNICEF-India in 2018.

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

. She has been selected as the games brand ambassador of Assam by the Government of Assam.

Golden Girl Last week, Hima Das had given half her month’s salary for flood welfare operations in her home state Assam. Das had also asked businessmen and other people to come forward and support the people of Assam. The floods in Assam have declared over 59 lives and hit nearly 45 lakh. The Brahmaputra and its branches are flowing above the danger mark and 31 of the 33 regions are submerged in water. That states that she not only has medals made of gold but also has a heart made of gold.

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