Hima Das- DAShing to the Gold - The Economic Times winning gold medal

Hima Das- DAShing to the Gold - The Economic Times



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The last 10 seconds of her sprint were what the edge of-the-seat movie climaxes are made of. In the last 80m of 400m final at the World U-20 Championships, when the others seemed to be thinking about finishing, Hima Das was just starting. It was perhaps that original 100m or 200m sprinter in her that took over and overtaking three rivals en route to a handsome lead, the 18-year-old clocked 51.46 seconds to win India’s first ever track gold in a global event. 

She is happy to bring the laurel to the country, but there’s no resting till she has found her best. Her coach at the national camp, Basanth Singh, who spared no moment in handing her the Tri-colour for her celebration run at Ratina Stadium in Tampere, Finland, on Thursday, agrees. 
Hima had clocked 51.13 seconds as her personal best at the inter-state championships in June. The Asian Games record was set by Bahrain’s Kemi Adekoya at 51.11 in 2014 Incheon. Marie-Jose Perec of France is the women's Olympic record holder at 48.25 seconds, set at 1996 Games. 
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