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CM Sarbananda Sonowal Declares Sprinter Hima Das as State Ambassador of Assam

CM Sarbananda Sonowal Declares Sprinter Hima Das as State Ambassador of Assam

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 Sep 2018 3:48 PM GMT

Guwahati: Soon after receiving the prestigious Arjuna Awards from President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday, star sprinter, Hima Das was named the ambassador of the state for Assam.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal made the announcement on Thursday.

The 18-year-old Hima was earlier named the sports ambassador of Assam after her heroics in the U-20 World Championship in Finland.

Hima created history by winning the gold medal in the women's 400-metre event at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland in July. Hima registered a time of 51.46 seconds in the final at the Ratina Stadium to become the first Indian track athlete to win gold in a world championship across all age groups.

Also, in the 18th Asian Games, Hima Das claimed the silver medal in the women's 400 metres race after clocking a time of 50.79 seconds.

It may be mentioned that sprinter Hima Das was among the 20 sportspersons who received the Arjuna Awards from the President of India this year.

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