Biography of HIMA DAS
She is an Indian sprint runner from the state of Assam.
Hima Das was born in 9th January 2000 at Kandhulimari village, near the town of Dhing in the state of Assam to Ronjit and Jonali Das.
Her nickname is Dhing Express. She is the youngest of five children. She belongs to the Keot community, which is an indigenous community of Assam.
She holds the current Indian national record at 400 meters, with the timing of 50.79 that she had in “2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is the first Indian athlete, who won a gold medal in a track event at the IAAF World U20 Championships. She is the second athlete in Assam to win a gold medal in an international event, after Bogiswar Barua. Recently, she created one more record on 20, July, 2019 to win a total of 5 gold medals in a month.
Initially, she was interested in playing football and always wanted to pursue a career in football. She played football with boys at her school. But later, upon the advice of Shamsul Hoque, her school physical education teacher, she changed to sprint running.
Hima Das passed out her 12th grade exam from Assam Higher Secondary Education Council in May 2019.
Awards and accolades given to Hima Das
- On September 25, 2018, the President of India awarded her the arjuna Award.
- On 14 November 2018, she was appointed UNICEF India’s first youth ambassador.
- The Assam government appointed her as an ambassador for assam sports brands.