Hima Das Biography-In July 2019, Hima Das has created sensation after winning five gold medals in a single month. After Bhogeswar Baruah, Hima is the first athlete from Assam to win a gold medal at an international event.
Hima Das Biography/ Wiki
|Nickname||Dhing Express, Mon Jai, Golden Girl|
|Famous For||The first track and field gold medallist at the IAAF World Championships in 2018 for India|
|Date of Birth||9-Jan-2000|
|Age||19 Years(as in 2019)|
|Birthplace||Kandhulimari Village, Dhing, Nagaon, Assam|
|Hometown||Dhing, Nagaon, Assam|
|School||Dhing Public High School|
|Educational Qualification||12th Grade|
|Caste||Keot (Kaibarta)- Scheduled Caste|
|Hobbies||Watching Movies, Playing Football, Shooting, Listening to Music,|
|Siblings||Brother- Basanta (younger)|
|Sister(s)- Rinti Das (younger), Barsha (youngest)|
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|Hair Colour||Brown (Right side of the head is dyed Blonde)|
|International Debut||In 2018 at the IAAF World U20 Championships|
|Coach/Mentor|| Nippon Das|
Hima Das Awards/Rewards/Titles
|Silver in 400 m at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta|
|Gold in Mixed 4×400 m at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta|
|Gold in Women’s 4×400 m at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta|
|Gold in 200 m in Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on 2 July 2019|
|Gold in 200m at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland on 7 July 2019|
|Gold in 200 m at the Kladno Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic on 13 July 2019|
|Gold in 200 m at the Tabor Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic on 17 July 2019|
|Gold in 400 m in Nove Mesto, the Czech Republic on 20 July 2019|
|Arjuna Award on 25 September 2018|
|Appointed as India’s Youth ambassador of UNICEF on 14 November 2018|
|Appointed as the Assam’s brand ambassador for sports by the Assam Government|
Hima Das Early Life
Hima Das born on 9 January 2000 is an Indian sprinter, she was born in Kandhulimari village, Dhing, Nagaon, Assam to Ronit and Jonali Das who are rice farmers by profession and she is the eldest of four children.
Her parents, who had four other children to feed, did not have enough money to spend on her sports training. Hima, however, was not to be deterred. She was playing all sports. She would run, play football, even kabaddi, she also loved to work on the farm and drive around in the tractor.
She attended the Dhing public high school and began playing football as a child. She played the Game with the boy students at her school and wanted to pursue a career in football.
She is a socially-conscious teenager, who participated in a crusade to close liquor and ensure education for girl children in her village. She was spotted by a teacher of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in morigaon Assam in 2011-12 when she visited the central government-run school for a sporting event.
She won all the athletics events. Her coach told the district sports officer that she can do well if trained properly,” the physical training teacher said,’’ she was focused and wanted to win everything even as a child.
In over a year, She was a district champ but took almost two years to reach the state-level competition. In the early year of 2016, she won the 100 meters race at the state championships and later at year made it to the finals of junior athletics championship in Coimbatore without any training, stunning all.
Before this, she was in a village where she has never seen the synthetic track, said one of her coach Nabajit Malakar.
In January 2017, when directorate of sports organized a camp for budding sportsmen, Hima Came to attend and impressed everyone again.
WINNER: Nipun Das saw Hima there and asked her to get shifted to Guwahati for better training. He even paid for her stay in the state capital until the state government provided her accommodation at the sports academy in Guwahati.
Unknown Facts of Hima Das
- Hima was interested in Football. She used to play football with boy students at her school and wanted to pursue her career in football
- Nipon Das spotted her during an inter-district meet
- Hima was initially trained in Guwahati’s Sarusajai stadium by head coach Nipon Das and Nabajit Malakar.
- Hima’s father is a runner himself
- The Government of India conferred Hima Das with the Arjuna Award.
- Hima Das is the brand ambassador of Adidas.
- Hima Das is a big fan of Sachin Tendulkar
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