There is something special about India’s golden girl Hima Das. She keeps getting better as the day progresses. She recently hit the headlines for winning 6 gold medals for the nation on the trot and no other Indian athlete managed to keep up the gold-winning spree like Hima Das.
Her exemplary appetite to win gold medals for India sets her a class apart from most other athletes in the country. This is why Hima Das is so special and to make things good, she is only 19 years old.
In her first competitive 200m race of the year, the Assam runner clocked 23.65 seconds on her way to gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July 2. After that, she clinched her second 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet, also in Poland, on July 7 clocking 23.97 seconds.
On July 13, she bagged her third 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in Czech Republic finishing ay 23.43 seconds.
Hima’s pet event is 400m and it has been learnt that she is yet to qualify for the World Championships in both the events.
The World Championships qualifying time for 200m is 23.02 seconds and for 400m it is 51.80 seconds.
She then went on to bag fourth gold medal within 2 weeks itself and again steered India to glory by winning the recent 200m at the Tabor Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic.
The 19-year-old Hima Das lit up the track on fire by running with a mind-blowing pace and it was more than enough for her to seal the big deal. She clocked 23.25 seconds in the event. VK Vismaya settled for the second place with 23.43 and her personal best of 23.10 seconds.
In fact, it was Hima’s fourth gold medal since July 2 when she ran her first competitive race in Europe. She has shown vast improvements ever since her first race.
After winning four gold medals for the nation, the new age sprint queen of India has bagged one more gold to her kitty in her pet 400m competition by clocking a season-best time of 52.09s, at Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand Prix, in Prague.
Now, she overtook her previous record by finishing the most-recent 400m race event at 51.46 seconds to win the sixth gold medal for India. Even after winning 6 medals in 21 days, which is quite an extraordinary achievement, she is not getting due credits.
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