Hima Das popularly known as “Dhing Express”, 20- year old Indian Sprinter from Assam has been nominated for the prestigious Khel Ratna Award by the State Government of Assam. Assam sports secretary Dulal Chandra Das sent the letter of recommendation to the sports ministry on June 5.
She is one of the youngest nominees for Khel Ratna this year. She became the first Indian Woman Athlete to win Gold medal in global track event at IAAF World U20 Championship in speed of 51.46 seconds. She won a number for gold medals at smaller events in 2019.At Asian Games in 2018, she won a silver medal in the 4×400-metre mixed relay.Hima Das was interested in sports since childhood.
The list of Hima Das records-
- July 2, 2019: Hima Das bagged 200m gold in Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland in 23.65 seconds.
- July 7, 2019: Hima Das won 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland in 23.97 seconds.
- July 13, 2019: Das won 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic in 23.43 seconds.
- July 17, 2019: Das won a gold medal in the 200m race at Tabor Athletics Meet Czech Republic in 23.25 seconds.
- July 20, 2019: Das won a gold medal in the 400-metre event in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic, in 52.09 seconds.
Hima is already a recipient of Arjuna Award which she received in 2018 by the President of India.