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2018 World U20 Championships Gold medal winner Hima Das

* Hima Das was born at Kandhulimari village, near the town of Dhing in the state of Assam on 9th January 2000.

* She attended the Dhing Public high School and was initially interested in playing football and she played football with the boys at her school and had always wanted to pursue a career in football. 

* But, she did not see any prospects for herself in women's football in India. So upon advice from a school physical education teacher - Shamsul Hoque, she changed her profession and interest to sprint running.

* On 12 July 2018, Hima Das won her first gold medal for 400 meters at the World U-20 Championships 2018 held at Tampere, Finland clocking at 51.46 seconds.

* Hima Das is the first Indian sprinter to win a gold medal at an international track event.

* At the 2018 Asian Games, Das won the silver medal in the 400 meters clocking in 50.79s 
and won a gold medal in the 4×400 m mixed relay, which was held for the first time at Asian Game. 
and also won the women's 4 × 400 meters relay along with M. R. Poovamma, Sarita Gayakwad and V. K. Vismaya clocking 3:28.72.

* In September 2018, The Indian arm of German sports brand Adidas announced the appointment of  Hima Das as its new brand ambassador.

* On 25 September 2018 Das was conferred with Arjuna Award by the President of India. and
On 14 November 2018 Das was appointed as the India's first ever youth ambassador of UNICEF-India. 
and Das was also appointed as the Assam’s brand ambassador for sports by the Government of Assam.

* Das completed 12th grade exam from Assam Higher Secondary Education Council in May 2019.

* Das grabbed 5 gold medals in a month - July 2019 by participating sports outside India.


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