Back-To-Back Golds! Assam Sprinter Hima Das Is On Fire
After winning the women’s 200m gold in the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix last week, Dhing Express, Hima Das has again clinched her second international gold in women’s 200m with a top finish at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland on Sunday.
Hima is known to be struggling with a back problem for the past few months, has clocked 23.97 seconds to grab the gold while VK Vismaya bagged the silver in 24.06. National record holder Muhammed Anasm on the other hand, won the gold in men’s 200m race with a time of 21.18 seconds.
With this win, Hima now has secured her second competitive 200m race of the year. She has a personal best of 23.10s, which she clocked last year.
In her first competitive 200m race of the year, the star runner from Assam had clocked 23.65s and won gold in the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix, also in Poland.
More about her:
- The reigning world junior champion and national record holder in 400m, Hima had recently clinched gold in the women’s 400m race in the Federation Cup in March.
- Despite the achievement, she narrowly failed to qualify for the Asian Championships on the final day of the competition.
- Prior to World Relays, the 400m World Under-20 champion had to go in for rehabilitation and medication in order to recover from her lower back injury.
- The 20-year-old has recently made it to the ‘Forbes India 30 Under 30’ list. She has also been appointed as the country’s first youth ambassador to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) India.
- Hima also showed a brilliant performance at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast in April this year when she qualified for the final of the women’s 400m event, registering a personal best of 51.53 seconds timing. Thus she became the first Indian woman to qualify for an athletic track CWG final. Unfortunately, she finished sixth in the final.
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