23 July 2019

ஹிமா தாஸ் ஒரு பறக்கும் பாவை

அண்மைய காலங்களில் விளையாட்டுத் துறையில் இந்தியா ஒரு ஜாம்பவானாக மாறி வருகிறது. கடந்த சனிக்கிழமை (நேற்று) செக் குடியரசு நாட்டில் Nove Mesto நகரில் அனைத்துலகத் தடகளப் போட்டிகள் நடந்தன.

பெண்களுக்கான 400 மீட்டர் ஓட்டப் பந்தயத்தில் ஹிமா தாஸ் 52.09 வினாடிகளில் ஓடி முதலிடம் பிடித்து தங்கப் பதக்கம் வென்றார். இந்த ஒரு மாதத்தில் மட்டும் ஹிமா தாஸ் பெறும் 5-ஆவது தங்கப் பதக்கம்.

‘திங் எக்ஸ்பிரஸ்’ என்று அழைக்கப்படும் ஹிமா தாஸ் ஒட்டுமொத்த உலகத்தையும் திரும்பிப் பார்க்க வைத்து இருக்கிறார். உலகமே இந்தியாவைத் திரும்பிப் பார்க்கிறது.  அவரை வாழ்த்துவோம். இந்தியராகப் பிறந்த அனைவருக்கும் பெருமை அளிக்கும் வெற்றிச் சாதனை.

Sprinter Hima Das wins 400 meter race to claim 5th gold of the month

The 19-year-old Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das... on Saturday by winning the fifth gold of the month as won the 400 meter race with a season-best time of 52.09s in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic.

The star sprinter has managed to bag 4 gold medals in just 15 days. Hima Das in a historic win, clinched her fourth gold medal as she won the 200 mt in Tabor Aesthetics Meet. 

She is the first Indian woman, in fact the first ever athlete to win a Gold in any format of a World track event. The teenager who made it globally with her raw talent has only been getting better with every race and only getting faster with every passing race.

Needless to say she is an inspiration to all the young boomers  with a message that if you’re really passionate and dedicated towards your goal than anything is possible.

Hima Das was born in the wake of the new century on January 9th 2000. Infact, she had always wanted to be a footballer. Hima would play for the local clubs as a striker and was pretty good at it. However, it was only in 2016 wherein her PE coach told her to try her hand in an individual event. The rest as we all say is history. 

The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presenting the Arjuna Award, 2018 to Ms. Hima Das for Athletics, in a glittering ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on September 25, 2018

Das is the youngest of the five kids of Ranjit and Jomali Das. Her parents have always been supportive of her career choice. Incredible indeed!

In an unfortunate state of affairs, Hima Das had absolutely no sports gear for her till 2 years ago.

Assam is known for its rice terrain and the sprinter would cover the lengths of the muddy fields of her school where her fellow schoolmates would play football. So much is her talent that within a few months of training, she qualified for state championships in Guwahati where she won a  bronze medal. 

Its surprising that Hima has never had any formal training. However she performed was all because of her raw strength. She made it to the finals of the Junior National Championships iin Coimbatore.

Hima really worked very hard on her running and timing. Post her Coimbatore success her two coaches spoke to her parents to let her take on full time training. Hima’s parents were extremely supportive and encouraged her for the same.

Her performance in the Federation Cup gave her the Golden ticket to the Commonwealth Games in Australia. She stood first in the 400 mts race with a timing of 51.97 seconds.

Ever since then there has been no looking back for her. Hima Das is a true champion at the mere age of 19 and it is heart-warming to see the World applauding her. She truly has made India proud we are all so thankful to her for flaring the National flag on International waters. We salute you Hima Das!

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