Hima Das is an Indian Sprinter(runner) from the state of Assam. She is the current national record holder in the 400m category with a timing of 50.97 seconds. She achieved this feat at the 2018 Asian Games at Jakarta, Indonesia. Hima Das made India Proud by winning 5 Gold Medals in the month of July 2019.
Hima is also the first athlete to win a gold medal in a track event at The International Association of Athletics Federation World U20 Championship in Tampare, Finland.
- Hima Das Biography/Wiki
- Hima Das Physical Stats
- Hima Das Family
- Hima Das Early Life
- Hima Das Career
- Turning Point In Her Career
- Hima Das National Record
- 5 Gold Medals in a Month
- Hima Das Social Media
- Hima Das Education
- Marital Status
- Hima Das Net worth/Salary
- Hima Das Job
- Interests & Passion
- Facts & Figures
- Hima Das Awards & Recognitions
- Hima Das in News
|Nick Name:||Mon Jai AKA Dhing Express|
|Birthday(DOB):||9th January 2000|
|Hometown:||Dhing Town, District – Nagaon, State – Assam|
|Current Address:||Dhing Town, District – Nagaon, State – Assam|
Hima Das Physical Stats
|Height:||In feet- 5 feet 6 inch|
In Cm – 167 Cm
In Mtr -1.67 Mtr
|Weight:||In Kg – 52 kg |
In Lbs – 115 Lbs
|Zodiac Sign:||Hima Das’ Zodiac Sign is Capricorn.|
Hima was born to Ronjit Das and Jonali Das. She was the youngest of five children. Her father was a farmer and he works in a farm. She lives in a big joint family with 17 members. Her uncle and aunt are working professionals.
Hima Das Early Life
Hima Das was born in Kandhulimari Village, Near Dhing town in Nagaon District of Assam. Her father was a good football player and she also started playing football with her brothers. Football was a popular sport in all North-East states.
Hima Das was inspired by Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar from childhood. She always dreamt of wearing the Indian Jersey.
Hima started to participate in school-level competitions but was not successful. But subsequently she won gold medals in all formats like Running, Long Jump, Shotput.
Her first inter school event was at Dhing School Championship organized by Navoday Vidyalay in Dhing.
Hima was initially encouraged by her P.E.T. teacher Samsul Haq at school. He told Hima to start a career in Athletics.
She participated in the district level selection process at Nagaon. At that point of time, she didn’t have running track shoes. Despite she broke all records for her district. She represented Nagaon district in the annual sports event at Sivsagar in Assam.
As athletics was a once in a year affair, she played club football for the rest of the year.
Hima Das Career
In 2017, Hima Das attended a 31 days camp organized Assam Govt. Coach Nippon Das and Nabjit Malakar spotted Hima at the camp and invited her to join them at Guwahati.
She came to Guwahati with only Rs.350 in her hand. She trained for 2 months and went to participate in 14th National Youth Athletics Championship at Hyderabad.
It was Hima’s first official participation for India.
Hima practised in the Sonipat camp organized by Indian Athletic Federation. In May 2017 she represented India in Junior Youth Asian Championship at Bangkok, Thailand.
She came in 6th position in the championship and qualified for World Youth Athletics Championship 2017. Thus she became the first women to qualify for an athletic Championship at world level.
Hima after consultation with Coach Nipon Das started to prepare for 400 Meter track running. Her first run came in 57th National Open Athletics Championship in September 2017 in Chennai. Though she could not succeed in the 400 Mtr. run, she won a gold medal in the 200 Meter event. She clocked 24.26 seconds in the 200 Meter final event.
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Turning Point In Her Career
This run became the turning point of her career and she was invited to Indian camp at NIS, Patiala. She trained under Galina Petrovna Bukharina who was the head coach for 400 meter and relay athletes at NIS, Patiala.
Hima competed in the Federation Atheletics Championship and got qualified for 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held at In Australia. She participated in 400 Meter and 4×400 meter relay events.
Hima won gold in 400meter finals in the World U20 Championship at Tampere, Finland in 2018. She became India’s first sprinter to win gold at International Track & Field Event.
Hima Das National Record
Hima qualified for the 2018 Asian Games at Jakarta-Palembang, Indonesia. She made a national record by clocking 50.79 sec in the 400m race. But she could manage only a silver medal in 400m in the event. She won a gold medal along with M.R. Poovama, Sarita Gayakwad and V.K. Vismaya in the 4x400m relay race. Hima also won a gold in the mixed 4x400m relay race.
Hima won a gold in 200m event in Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland in 2019.
she won gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in 200m event in Czech Republic with a time of 23.43 seconds. She also won a gold in 400m race in theCzech Republic in 2019.
Hima Das won 3 Golds in a month and 5 Golds in total after International Athletic Event at Czech Republic.
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5 Gold Medals in a Month
Hima Das became the first India Athlete to win 5 back to back International Gold Medals in a single month.
Here is the list of 5 International Gold medals won by Hima Das in 2019.
|Date & Year||Championship Name||Event||Timing||Medal|
|02th July 2 2019||Poznan Athletics Grand Prix, Poland||200m||23.65 seconds||Gold|
|07th July 7 2019||Kutno Athletics Meet, Poland||200m||23.97 seconds||Gold|
|13th July 13 2019||Kladno Athletics Meet, Czech Republic||200m||23.43 Seconds||Gold|
|17th July 17 2019||Tabor Athletics Meet, Czech Republic||200m||23.25 Seconds||Gold|
|20th July 2019||Mezinarodni Atleticky Mitink in Nove Mesto, Prague||400m||52.09 Seconds||Gold|
Hima DasSocial Media
|Instagram ID:||Hima Das InstagramAccount is Hima Mon Jai and she has 276K followers.|
|Facebook ID:||Hima Das Facebook Account is Himadas09 and she has 559K Followers|
|Twitter Account:||Hima Das Twitter Handle is HimaDas8 and She has 336.8K Followers.|
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Hima Das Education
Hima Das has completed her 12th from Dhing College in Nagaon. She secured first division in Arts stream from Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) examination 2019.
Hima Das Net worth/Salary
Athlete like Hima Das gets approximately $30,000 USD to $60,000 winning amount for a medal in International Events. Her training and competition costs are covered by Govt of India.
She won 1.60 cr from Assam Govt for her exemplary performances. She also won Rs.20 lakhs from Govt of India after winning at Asian Games.
|Net Worth(approx.):||Her net worth is estimated to be $5 million USD approximately.|
Hima Das Job
Hima after her successful run at Asian Games was offered the job as Officer in Indian Oils Corporation by Govt Of India.
She Das was also appointed as Deputy Superintendent Of Police by Govt of Assam. As a DSP in Assam Police she gets approximately 56,000 to 67,000 as salary per month.
Interests & Passion
|Favorite Sports Person:||Sachin Tendulkar|
|Favourite Actor:||Amitabh Bachchan|
Facts & Figures
- Hima das made an endorsement deal with sportswear brand ADIDAS. The deal was valued at Rs.15 lakhs approximately apart from her training merchandises from ADIDAS.
- Reasearch says her recent endorsement fees have increased to approximately Rs.60 lakhs annually.
- She is also the brand ambassador for Sports in Assam.
- Hima is popularly Called as Dhing Express or the Golden Girl.
- She was a NCC Cadet in School.
- Hima das brand endorsements are managed by Infinity Optimal Solutions Mumbai, India’s leading Sports and Entertainment Company.
- Apart from ADIDAS she is engaged with brands like Gatorade and Star Cement. State Bank of India, Edelweiss Financial Services and northeastern brand Star Cement
- She was also chosen as UNICEF Youth Ambassador in 2018.
- ADIDAS Shoes has created a new line of Shoes in The Name of Hima Das.
- She is a pet lover.
- She has stadium named after her in Rajasthan.
Hima Das Awards & Recognitions
Hima Das was Conferred with Arjuna Award for Athletics by the President of India on 25 September 2018.
She was invited to the Kaun Banega Crorepati show hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. She appeared along with Odia Sprinter Dutee Chand & Virendra Sehwag.
Hima Das in News
She was in news recently as she donated her one month salary to PM Care Funds to fight COVID-19. She was highly appreciated from all around for her noble gesture.
said she would be donating half her salary as an officer in Indian Oil Corporation to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to help her home state Assam, which has been ravaged by floods.
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