Sprinter Hima Das is one of the youngest nominees for Khel Ratna this year.


Hima Das hails from a humble beginning and was born in Nagaon district, Assam and had very little information about athletics. Ever since childhood she was fond of Football and also represented few local clubs. The focus shifted when in 2016 that her PE coach suggested her to try out an individual event. Hima Das is one of those real-life stories which was easy but his zeal and hard work made it all the difference.

Hima Das took the nation by storm when she won first Gold for India in any global track event by winning the 400-metre final at the World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. At the IAAF U-20 World Championships, she clocked 51.46 seconds. She a rising star from Assam. She makes headlines with every race and the teenager has got faster with every race and is the role model to our country youngsters. She has had a remarkable story to tell and being loving called ‘The Dhing Express’.

As per latest update, Hima Das, who had a stellar year, been nominated for the prestigious ‘Khel Ratna’ by the state government of Assam. The news was confirmed by Assam sports secretary Dulal Chandra Das who sent the letter of recommendation to the sports ministry on the 5th June. The rising star has created another record by becoming one of the youngest nominees for Khel Ratna this year. The 20-year-old, had a remarkable 2018 year, went on to win -20 world title with 400m silver, 4X400 mixed relay gold and women’s 4X400m gold at the Jakarta Asian Games.

Hima will compete with ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, TT player Manika Batra, women’s hockey captain Rani Rampal and cricketer Rohit Sharma for country’s highest sporting honour.

Hima is already been bestowed with the Arjuna Award in 2018. Take a bow to the champion, Hima Das’s accomplishment is that she has accomplished what no Indian woman has achieved before.

Published by Vikram Roy Mehta

I am a friendly person, love to play football and hanging out with friends. My favourite places are at Mochas, Hochas or at MSVV playground. My mott - Never Say Never

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