Hima Das (born 9 January 2000) is an Indian sprinter from the state of Assam, nicknamed the Dhing Express by the media. She became the first Indian to win Gold in a track event at the IAAF World U20 Championships when she ran the Women’s 400m in 51.46 seconds at the 2018 Tampere Games. She holds the current Indian national record in 400m. women’s race with a timing of 50.79
Hima Das, ran with Bahrain’s Asian record holder Salwa Wid Naser in the 400m heats, broke Manjit Kaur’s 18-year-old national record (54.05s) clocking 51s and made it to the final after finishing second to Naser (50.86).
Hima Das, the still-fresh World Junior champ from Finland, came out bounding in her first major senior Games. The full-lap race quickly turned into a duel between World Championship silver medalist Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain and India’s Das running in Lanes 5 and 3. It was the start here at Jakarta that cleanly set her apart from the rest of the field.
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