Hima Das


Olympic Athlete

Nicknamed ‘Dhing Express’, Hima Das became the first Indian woman and indeed the first ever Indian athlete to win a gold medal in any format of a global track event at IAAF World U20 Championships. Born on January 9, 2000, to rice farmers in Dhing village of Assam’s Nagaon district, Das won five back-to-back gold medals in about a month in Czech Republic in July 2019.Hima Das was interested in sports since childhood. She regularly played football with local boys in mud pits next to her parents’ rice fields and was convinced to take up professional athletics by a coach. She got selected for the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police, through Assam Public Service Commission without giving direct exam, because of her excellence in Sports.