Hima Das (born on 9 January in the year 2000), also called Dhing Express, is an Indian sprinter from the state of Assam. Hima holds the current Indian national record in the 400 meters with timing of just 50.79 s that she clocked at the year of 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, located in Indonesia. She is the first Indian athlete woman to win a gold medal in a track event at the IAAF World U20 Championships. She was also appointed by a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Assam Police under the state’s Integrated Sport Policy.
Education and Family
Hima Das was born at Kandhulimari village, which is located near the town of Dhing in her home state of Assam to his father named Rongit Das, and mother Jonali Das. Her parents are farmers by profession. She is the youngest of her total five siblings. She used to attend the Dhing Public High School and later on Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya after clearing the entrance exam in her 5th class and was especially interested in playing football. She used to play football with the boys at her JNV school and had always wanted to pursue a career in football games.
A career in Asian Games
In the year of 2018 Asian Games, Das qualified for the 400 m final, after clocking 51.00 in heat 1 and setting a new Indian national record. On 26 August in the year 2018, she improved the national record to 50.79 s in the 400 m final however she could win only the silver medal. Hima had also won a silver medal in the 4 × 400 m mixed relay, which was held for the first time at the Asian commonwealth Games in recent years.
Das continued her success in the year 2019 winning the 200m gold in Poznan Grand Prix in Poland, on 2 July the year of 2019, with a time of 23.65 seconds. Again, on 13 July, she won the 200m at the Kladno Meet in the Czech Republic with a time total of 23.43 seconds.