GUWAHATI: Top Indian athlete during an Instagram chat with Indian cricketer Suresh Raina recollected the time when she had scribbled Adidas on her shoes.
“When I started running, I ran barefoot. But in my first Nationals, my father brought running shoes with spikes on them. It was just a normal pair of running shoes. I wrote ‘Adidas’ on the shoes with my hand. You never know what fate can do, Adidas is now making shoes with my name,” she said.
Das said that she got really emotional when she had met Sachin Tendulkar who is her role model.
In March this year, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that Hima Das will be offered the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police. The announcement was made at the ongoing session of budget in the Assembly.
About Hima Das
Hima Das (born 9 January 2000), nicknamed the Dhing Express, is an Indian sprint runner from the state of Assam. She holds the current Indian national record in 400 metres with a timing of 50.79 s that she clocked at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in a track event at the IAAF World U20 Championships.
Hima Das was born at Kandhulimari village, near the town of Dhing in the state of Assam to Ronjit and Jonali Das. Her parents are farmers by profession. She is the youngest of five children. She attended the Dhing Public high School and was initially interested in playing football. She played football with the boys at her school and had always wanted to pursue a career in football. However, she did not see any prospects for herself in women’s football in India. Later, upon advice from a school physical education teacher, Shamsul Hoque, she changed to sprint running.