Hima Das in Indian athlete. She is best known to be India’s first track and field gold medalist at the IAAF World Championship in 2018. Also, She became a professional sprinter to won five gold medals in 30 days in 2019. Currently, Hima is young youth icon of India. Let’s dig some details like her age, height, career, records, gold medal & much more.
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|Real Name:||Hima Das|
|Nick Name:||Hima, Mon Jai, Golden Girl, Dhing Express|
|Famous/Known for:||1. India's first track and field gold medalist at the IAAF World Championship in 2018|
|Date of Birth/DOB/Born:||9 January 2000|
|Age:||19 Years Old (in 2019)|
|Birthplace:||Dhing, Nagaon, Assam|
|Height (Approx):||in centimeter: 165 cm|
in meter: 1.65 m
in feet inches: 5' 5"
|Weight (Approx):||in kilogram: 50 Kg |
in pound: 110 lbs
|Parents:||Father: Ronjit Das (Rice Farmer)|
|Boyfriend/Partner;||Name Not Known|
|Marriage Date:||Not Known|
|Hobbies:||Playing Football, Shooting, Listening to Music, Watching Movies|
|Current Residence:||Dhing, Nagaon, Assam|
|Education Qualification:||Not Known|
|School:||Assam Higher Secondary Educaton Council|
|Favorite Track Athlete:||Ashwini Akkunji|
|Favorite Football Player:||Nicolas Velez|
|Favorite Singer:||Zubeen Garg|
|Favorite Films:||Mon Jaai, Mission China|
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Hima Das is profession sprinter from India. She holds Indian national record in 400 meters. Also, Hima is the first Indian athlete to win the gold medal in a track event at the IAAF World U20 Championship. Currently, Sprinter Hima is one of the youth icons for youngsters.
Hima Das was born and raised into the small town Dhing of Assam, India. She is the youngest among five siblings in the family. She did schooling from the Public school of Dhing. Initially, Das was very interested in Football. She used to play football with boys at her school. But later she changer her interest towards sprint running by the advice of her school teacher.
In 2018. She competed in the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold coast, Australia. In July 2018, Hima Das won the 400 m final at the World U-20 Championship. Moreover, She became the first Indian sprinter to win the gold medal at an International treck event. After that, Hima Das represented India at many national and international level events.
Athlete Hima Das was honoured with Arjuna Award by the President of India, Shri Ramnath Kovind. She also appointed as India’s first-ever youth ambassador of UNICEF India in 2018. She also appointed as the Assam’s brand ambassador for sports by the Government of Assam.
Hima Das Age, Family, Boyfriend, Caste & Religion
Hima Das was born on 9 January 2000 (19 years old; as in 2019). She was born into the middle-class family of Nagaon, Assam. Her father’s name is Ronjit Das and mother’s name is Jonali Das. Her parents are farmers by profession. Hima Das is the youngest child in the family. She has five siblings in the family. Hima is very close to her parents and family members. In addition, She is Hindu by caste.
Hima is not married yet and holds a single relationship status. There is no information about her boyfriend, marriage, engagement, husband or any affairs.
Hima Das was born into a small village Kandhulimari which is near Dhing, Assam, India. Initially, Das was very interested in playing Football. Also, She used to play football with boys in her school. In her childhood, She wanted to pursue her career into the Football. But later she changed her interest to sprint running with the advice of her physical education teacher.
Hima Das passed the 12th-grade exam from the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council in May 2018. The same year, She competed for the 400 meters and 4×100 meters relay in 2018 Commonwealth Games at Gold coast, Australia. Sprinter Hima reached the final where she completed sixth in a time of 51.32 seconds.
Hima Das won the 400 m final at the World U-20 Championship, 2018. She finished it with 51.46 seconds and became the first Indian sprinter to win a gold medal at an international track event. Also, at the 2018 Asian games, Das qualified for the 400-meter final after clocking 51.00 in heat 1. She made the new Indian national record.
Next on 26 August 2018, Hima Das improved the national award to the 50.79 seconds in 400 m. Moreover, She received the Silver medal for it. On 30 August 2018, Athletic Hima won the women’s 4 × 400 meters relay clocking 3; 28.72 seconds. She failed to qualify for the final of the 200 meters race, due to a false start in semi-finals.
On 2 July 2019, Hima Das won the gold medal in her first competitive 200 m race of the year at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland. She completed with a clocking 23.65 seconds.
On 7 July, Hima das won the second 200m gold medal at the Kunto Athletics Meet, Poland. She completed with the time of 23.97 seconds. After six days, Hima won a third gold medal at the Kladno Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic with a timing of 23.43 seconds.
On 17 July 2019, Sprinter Hima das received her fourth gold medal of the fortnight as she won the 200m race with the time of 23.25 seconds. She won the medal at Tabor Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic.
On 20 July 2019, Hima won her fifth medal of the month by winning the 400-meter race in Nove Mesto city of Czech Republic. Incredibly, Hima das won five gold medals in the time period of 1 month.
Becoming the first woman to won 5 Gold medal’s in one month, Hima Das was praised by Indian politicians including PM Narendra Modi and sports minister Kiren Rijiju.
Awards & Honours
- On 25 September 2018, Hima das received Arjuna Award by the President of India Shri Ramnath Kovind.
- Hima Das appointed as India’s first-ever youth ambassador of UNICEF-India on 14 November 2018.
- Moreover, Hima is appointed as the Assam’s brand ambassador for sports by the Government of Assam.
Records (Main ones)
- Gold Medal in 400m meters at IAAF World U20 Championships. (51.46 Seconds)
- Silver Medal in the Asian Games 2018 held in Indonesia
- Silver Medal in 4 × 100 meters women’s relay at Asian Games 2018
- Gold Medal in Women’s 400 meters at the 2018 Asian Games 2018
- Gold Medal in 200-meters race at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland (2 July 2019)
- 200 meters Gold Medal at the Kunto Athletics Meet Meet, Czech Republic (7 July 2019)
- Gold Medal in 200 meters at the Kladno Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic (13 July 2019)
- Gold Medal in 200 meters at the Tabor Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic (17 July 2019)
Hima Das Facts
Does Hima smoke?: No
Does Hima drinks alcohol?: No
Hima Das did her first international debut with IAAF World U20 Championships in 2018.
Also, Hima got mentorship from famous coaches like Nipon Das, Nabajit Malakar, and Galina Bikharina.
Till July 2019, Hima das has her personal best records of 100m (11.74 sec), 200m (23.10 sec) and 400m (50.79 seconds).
Das became the second athlete from Assam after Bhogeswar Baruah to win the gold medal at an international event.
In September 2018, Adidas signed her an endorsement deal with Hima.
Nipon (Hima’s coach) spotted her during the inter-district meet. He said, “She was wearing cheap spikes, but she won a gold medal in the 100m and 200m. She ran like a wind. I hadn’s seen such a talent in ages”.
The coach pressurised Hima to shift to Guwahati, 140 km away from her village and convinced her that she had a future in Athletics.
Her parents were initially reluctant to let her go but later they agreed.
After winning the gold medal in the World U20 Championship, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi her on Twitter.
The Athletics Federation of India mocked her English prior to winning an event, but later it apologized after Das grabbed the gold medal.