This is the daughter of a rice farmer, and her name is Hima. She ate rice and daal (lentils), not supplements and protein bars. She ran in rice fields before she could step onto any real track. She wore cheap, worn-out spikes, but she didn’t let that matter. She’s notorious for having a one-track mind, never caring about who her competition in the next lane is. She just took Gold in the 400m event at the World U20 Championships in Finland.
And she’s the first Indian track athlete – male or female – to win a gold medal at any global track event.
That’s what success looks like.
India is delighted and proud of athlete Hima Das, who won a historic Gold in the 400m of World U20 Championships. Congratulations to her! This accomplishment will certainly inspire young athletes in the coming years.
A very proud moment for Assam and India, Hima; now the Olympic podium beckons.
What a run! While most of the sports channels where broadcasting (an obnoxious overdose of) cricket last night Hima Das made history for India.
From Assam’s rice fields, 18-year-old Hima Das gives India its first world gold medal on track.
And then Assam Government has decided to make Hima das as a state brand ambassdor for sports and also a state level felicilation ceremony for her.