Hima Das, a.k.a, the Dhing Express, is the rising new sportsperson of our country. At the young age of 19, she has achieved many accolades and we applaud her. The latest being the fifth gold medal that she clinched in the month of July itself, in Czech Republic.
It is interesting to note that initially, Hima Das was interested in pursuing a career in football, but didn’t see prospects for herself in the field in India. It was on her school P.E. teacher’s advice that she came into sprint running, much to everyone’s delight now. Das started her career by participating in the Commonwealth Games, 2018, at Gold Coast, Australia. She reached the finals there in the 400 m race.
Here’s a list of her accolades:
• She won her first gold for the country in the 400 m race, at the U-20 World Championship held in Tampere, Finland.
— Aathmika (@aathmikaa) July 22, 2019
• Asian Games, 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia: Won Gold in the women’s 4×400 m relay, along with Saritaben Laxmanbhai Gayakwad, Poovamma Raju Machettira, and Vismaya Velluva Koroth. She also won a silver medal in the 4×400 m mixed relay, which was held for the first time at Asian Games.
T 3233 – Hima Das .. the pride of India .. to the Moon and beyond .. indeed but we need to add another Moon for she has done 5 now .. AMAZING !!?????????????????? pic.twitter.com/bE18xU0PSx
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 21, 2019
• Poznan Athletics Grand Prix, 2019, Poland: Won the gold in the 200 m race.
• Kutno Athletics Meet, 2019, Poland: Won the gold in the 200 m race.
19 days – 5 gold medals – 1 golden girl ! Congratulations @HimaDas8 ! You are an exemplary example of solid grit & determination & a huge inspiration to young girls ??❤
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) July 22, 2019
• Kladno Athletics Meet, Czech Republic: Won the gold in the 200 m race.
• Tabor Athletics Meet, Czech Republic: Won gold medal in the 200 m race.
5th gold medal of the month! Congratulations to @HimaDas8 for such a spectacular performance & wishing her continued success in the future.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 22, 2019
• Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand Prix, Czech Republic: Won gold in 400 m race.
हमारी प्यारी @HimaDas8!!! आपने अपनी शानदार जीत और स्वर्ण पदकों से हम भारतीयों का मस्तशक गर्व से हिमालय से भी ऊँचा कर दिया है। आपकी जीत हमारे देश की हर नव युवती के सपनो को एक उड़ान देगा। ऐसे ही आगे बढ़ती रहो। 130 करोड़ देशवासियों का प्रेम और आशीर्वाद आपकी साथ है। जय हो।???? pic.twitter.com/FTKlRWtMCb
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) July 21, 2019
The list of awards for this young achiever doesn’t end here. She was conferred with the Arjuna Award by the President on 25th September, 2018. She is the first ever youth ambassador of UNICEF India, as of 14th November, 2018. Hima Das is also appointed as Assam’s brand ambassador for sports by Government of Assam.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 21, 2019
India is very proud of @HimaDas8’s phenomenal achievements over the last few days. Everyone is absolutely delighted that she has brought home five medals in various tournaments. Congratulations to her and best wishes for her future endeavours.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 21, 2019
Congratulations have been pouring in for this young star from all over the country. She is raising India’s name in the athletics field and making us immensely proud of her. We hope Hima Das keeps up with this unbreakable streak of hers and wish her all the good luck for her future endeavors.