The passion for striving the greatness. A desire to make dreams come true. A mighty strength to make India Proud. That is Hima Das, The Golden Girl of India. A sprinter who only knows one way to finish the business by winning it.
Born in the family of professional farmers, coming from a super humble background, the 19 years old, might come from a small town Dhing in Assam, but she is nowhere shorts the ability, talent and the will power. Her achievements at the age of 19 prove that. While growing up, she wanted to be a Footballer, but after a divine intervention by her sports teacher in school, she started showing interests in sprint running.
The Golden Girl In Making
She started in April 2018 in the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold coast, Australia, in the 400 meters and the 4×400 meters relay. In the 400 meters, Das reached the final where she finished sixth in a time of 51.32 seconds, 1.17 seconds behind gold medalist Amantle Montsho from Botswana. In the 4×400 meters relay, she was part of the Indian team that finished seventh in the final, with a time of 3 minutes and 33.61 seconds. That might not be a winning start, but most importantly it was the evidence of a young talent who had plenty to offer.
Then comes the World U-20 Championships 2018 held at Tampere, Finland when Hima Das finally sealed the Gold Medal in 400m race clocking 51.46 seconds and hence becoming the first Indian sprinter to win a gold medal at an international track event. She then continued the medal streak by winning a silver medal in Asian Games in Jakarta and also winning two gold in team events – Women’s 4×400 and Mixed 4×400. In July 2019, she bought the best of her as she went on winning five gold medals straight away within 19 days.
The Golden Girl In Making
The list of her records are as follows:
On 2 July 2019: She bagged 200m Gold in Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland; time was 23.65 seconds.
On 7 July 2019; She won 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland; time was 23.97 seconds.
On 13 July 2019; she won 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic; time 23.43 seconds.
17 July 2019; She won the gold medal in the 200m race at Tabor Athletics Meet Czech Republic time was 23.25 seconds.
On 20 July 2019, she won the gold medal in the 400 meters in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic; time was 52.09 seconds.
The Dhing Express, as she is called now, is to good for her age. At the age of 19, she has achieved more then anyone could have imagined. Now her real test is to continue the winning streak in the World Championships besides that, she will also be keeping an eye on Olympics.