Hima Das is an Indian sprinter and athlete from the state of Assam. Also known as “Dhing Express”, Das currently holds the national record for 400m. He is also the first Indian to win a gold medal in the U20 International Games. She also excelled in music events and won a medal at the Asian Games in Jakarta in 2018. He also ran in two track events at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Hima Das was born on January 9, 2000 in Kandhulimari village of Assam, near Dhing village, to her parents Ronjit Das and Jonali Das who were farmers. She has 4 other brothers, of whom he is the eldest. For her early education, Hima attended Dhing Public School and Jawahar Novadaya Vidyalaya. She was very interested in football during her school days, but did not see any future prospects for women’s football as a sport in India. He switched to sprinting after consulting with his school’s health department. Hima Das completed and passed 12th standard from Assam Board of Higher Secondary Education in 2019.
Hima Das Early success
Hima’s progress is even more remarkable given that she started using spikes only a few years ago. The eldest of six siblings, Hima’s supreme talent came to the fore during a conference in 2016. Due to the lack of a professional runner, he had to train on a muddy football field.
However, despite the lack of training facilities and equipment, the versatile athlete won a bronze medal in the national championship. Later that year, he reached the 100m final at the Junior Nationals.
Finally, Das qualified for the women’s 200m event at the Asian Youth Championships in Bangkok. He finished seventh in the competition.
However, his time of 24.52 seconds was good enough to qualify for the World Youth Championships to be held in Nairobi. There, Das finished fifth with a total time of 24.31 seconds.
Inspirational Story of Hima Das: Her Achievements in Asian Games
When the IAAF World U20 Championship 400m begins, Hima Das, expects more than 125 million Indians to run on the track. On that day, Hima Das did something that an Indian sportsperson had never done before. In Finland, Hima is running in fourth place. Most of the time, Hima was not among the top 3 athletes, but when the finals were near,
Hima did something amazing and the 18-year-old made history by completing the race in 51.21 seconds. He won gold for our country. Let’s take a look at the inspiring story of Hima Das. Hima gave the nation a reason to celebrate by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal in music at the international level. Even the most popular players, the Flying Sikhs of India, Milkha Singh and PT Usha also had victories in their time. Additionally, Hima became the first woman to win an IAAF World Championship gold medal.
Facts about Hima Das
Hima Das was born at the beginning of the new century on January 9, 2000. Of course, she always wanted to be an athlete. Hima will play for a local club as a batsman and is good at it. However, it wasn’t until 2016 that a physical education instructor asked her to try her hand at an event. The rest, as we all say, is history.
Das is the youngest of five children of Ranjit and Jomali Das. Her parents always supported his career choice. It’s really amazing!
In an unfortunate situation, Hima Das did not have any sports equipment for her until the last 2 years.
Assam is known for its rice fields and the runner who walks the long muddy fields in his school while his classmates play football. Such was his skill that within a few months of training, he qualified for the state championship in Guwahati where he won the bronze medal.
It is surprising that Hima does not have any training. However, She played it all to his strengths. He reached the final round of the Junior National Championship in Coimbatore. Hima worked hard in his race and his time. After his success in Coimbatore, his two coaches asked his parents to let him train part time. Hima’s parents helped her a lot and encouraged her to do the same
Her performance in the Federation Cup won him a golden ticket to the Commonwealth Games in Australia. She posted the first time in the 400 meters in 51.97 minutes.
Achievements And Awards
On September 25, 2018, the President of India awarded the Arjuna Prize. Das Kaun Banega Crorepati was launched on November 1, 2019 by actor Amitabh Bachchan in a popular Indian reality show. Das is the second athlete from Assam after Bhogeshwar Barua to win a gold medal at an international event.
The first Indian to win a track event at the IAAF U20 World Championships
Named “Dhing Express”, the world did not know Hima Das until three years ago. The 15-minute mile, which was selected from the national leaders camp, after a great performance at the National Junior Championship, Asia and World Youth Championship in 2017, shines at the Federation Cup in Patiala in March 2018. Das comfortably won the 400m gold medal in 51.97 seconds, beating the qualifying mark of 52 seconds for the Commonwealth Games that year.
2018 CWG saw its international debut. Although he did not win a medal, he improved his personal best time in the 400m final in the Gold Coast.