Hima’s latest gold medal came on Saturday she clocked a season-best time of 52.09 seconds to win the gold in 400m at the Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand Prix. Her personal best is 50.79 seconds, which she recorded at the 2018 Asian Games.
The accolades have been flowing for Hima thanks to her sensational run in the international athletics events in Europe. Virat Kohli joins Sachin Tendulkar and PM Narendra Modi expressed their admiration for the 19-year-old ace sprinter through a tweet.
In her first competitive 200m race of the year on July 2, Hima had clocked 23.65s to win gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland.
Phenomenal Hima Das – Virat Kohli
Then on July 8, she won her second 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet, also in Poland. Despite a sore back, the Assam runner had clocked 23.97 seconds to win the gold while Kerala runner VK Vismaya grabbed silver with a time of 24.06 seconds.
On July 13, she won her third 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic with a time of 23.43 seconds. Earlier, Hima had won the gold in 200m at the Tabor Athletics Meet. In her first competitive 200m race of the year on July 2, Hima had clocked 23.65 seconds to win gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland.
”Phenomenal achievement by our golden girl
@Himadas8. You are certainly making us proud. Hats off to your spirit. Wish you continued success.”
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 22, 2019
On the work front, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli is all set to lead the team against Windies across the formats. The Indian skipper made himself available for the team after the speculations of being rested.