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An Indian Athlete, Hima Das appointed as “DSP” in Assam Police.

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Indian Athlete/Sprinter Hima Das appointed as “DSP” (Deputy Superintendent of Police) of Assam Police in the presence of Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal. After her induction as DSP, she said that she had dreamt of becoming a police officer when she was young. She also said that “I got everything due to sports; I’ll try to work for the betterment of sports in Assam.”

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Hima Das appointed as DSP of Assam
Hima Das appointed as DSP of Assam

Hima Das, nicknamed “Dhing Express”, is the “Asian Games 2018’s” silver medal achiever. She had represented India in Asian Games 2018 and successfully won the silver medal in it. She is also the first Indian woman and indeed the first-ever Indian athlete to win a gold medal in any format of a global track event in the IAAF World U20 Championships where she clocked a speed of 51.46 seconds.

Hima Das is from the state of Assam, in India. She is currently holding the Indian national record for 400 metres with the timing of 50.79 sec which she clocked in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. India’s ace Athlete/sprinter from Assam, Hima Das has also qualified for Tokyo Olympics 2021. Hima Das is already a recipient of the Arjuna Award by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind, which she received in the year 2018, 25 September.

Hima Das won five back-to-back gold medals within a month in the Czech Republic of July 2019. 

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Bur we all saw the shine of her win; let’s look at her past life.

Life

Hima was born on January 9, 2000, in a rice farmer’s family in Dhing village of Nagaon district in Assam’s.  Hence she also known Dhing Express Hima Das was always interested in sports since childhood. She regularly played football with local boys in mud pits next to her father’s rice farm fields. A PT teacher of “Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya” impressed by her speed and advised her to participate in the inter-district athletics competition. Following the advice of her coach, she participates and won the gold medal in the district level 100 and 200 meters sprint. But, at the time of competition due to lack of money, she did not even have good shoes to run in it.

At the competition, she was spotted by two coaches who thought she had potential and asked her to join their camp in Assam. At that time, she was nervous and worried about staying away from her family but her dad encouraged her to do. Then she uses to do her rigorous routine at the camp, where she was trained twice a day and has woke up before the sun.

At Asian Games in the year 2018, she won a silver medal in the 4×400 metre mixed relay. She also set an Indian U20 record of 51.32 seconds to finish sixth in the Commonwealth Games. In the 400m final in Gold Coast in April 2018.

The best part of the story is that

“In September 2018, Adidas signed an endorsement deal with Hima Das.”

She also conferred with Arjuna Award by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind on September 25, 2018.

Then after all of that, Hima Das passed her 12th examination from Assam in May 2019. Recently, the “Bannerghatta Biological Park” named a tigress cub as in the name of ‘Hima’ to honour him.

The list of Hima Das’ records in 2018:

At Asian Games 2018, Hima won a silver medal in the 4×400 metre mixed relay and represented India.

In July 2018, Das won the 400 m final at the World U-20 Championships 2018 at “Tampere” in Finland by clocking 51.46 seconds

She also set an Indian U20 record of 51.32 seconds to finish sixth in the Commonwealth Games. In 400m final in Gold Coast in April 2018

The list of Hima Das’ records in July 2019: (Golden Month)

2 July: Hima won the gold medal in 200m at “Poznan Athletics Grand Prix” in Poland within 23.65 secs.

7 July: Das won the gold medal in 200m at “Kutno Athletics Meet” in Poland within 23.97 seconds.

July13 : Hima won the gold medal in 200m at “Kladno Athletics Meet” in the Czech Republic within 23.43 secs.

17 July: Das won the gold medal in 200m at “Tabor Athletics Meet” in the Czech Republic within 23.25 secs.

20 July: She won the gold medal in 400m at an event in Nove Mesto, in the Czech Republic, within 52.09 secs.

So. that’s all about Hima Das appointed as DSP.

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