HIma Das Golden Indian Girl – IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships

HimaDas 400m IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships.


  • She is the daughter of a rice farmer
  • She ate rice and daal (lentils), not supplements and protein bars.
  • She ran in rice fields before she could step onto any real track.
  • She just took Gold in the 400m event at the World U20 Championships. True respect – Abhishek Sharma

Golden Girl Hima Das

Hima Das (Indian Golden Girl ) was born in Nagaon, Assam India. Her parents are Ronjit and Jonali Das. She is the eldest of four children.

Hima Das started off by playing football with boys in her school days, on the mud pits near her village school. She was considering a career in football and was hoping to play for India.

Later, it was suggested to her that she should participate in athletics.

Himadas Photos – Collected from social Media & Youtube ScreenShots

Hima Das met Nipon Das (an athletics coach with a Directorate of Sports and Youth Welfare) during an inter-district meet and he soon began coaching her.

Her coach asked her to shift to Guwahati, 140 km from her village, to make a career in athletics.

Das’ parents were initially reluctant but were eventually convinced by him. Her coach arranged for Das to stay in a rented accommodation near the Sarusajai Sports Complex.

He inducted her into the state academy, which specialised in boxing and football. A separate wing was started later for athletics

International competitions at IAAF World U20 Championships Tampere, Finland(2018 ).ย  ย  Hima Das was the 1st 400 m in 51.46 seconds Indiaโ€™s first-ever gold at a world track event.

Himadas First Tweet after winnning the gold medal

PM Narendrs Modi Congratulates HimaDas via Facebook

Facebook Post :

Unforgettable moments fromย Himaย Dasโ€™s victory.
Seeing her passionately search for the Tricolour immediately after winning and getting emotional while singing the National Anthem touched me deeply. I was extremely moved.
Which Indian wonโ€™t have tears of joy seeing this!


Star Sports HimaDas Video

HimaDas Official Twiiter Video

PM Narendra Modi Hails Golden Girl HimaDas

Gautham Gambhir Hails HimaDas :

Normally itโ€™s the citizens who are proud of their national anthem. In this instance I think national anthem must have felt proud to be part of #HimaDas moment!!! And all this while some are still debating whether to stand for it or not.


Mahesh Babu Hails HimaDas

Incredible feat by #HimaDas. One of the brightest moment in the history of Indian sports. Super proud & super happy for you, @HimaDas8… Congratulations! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
#HimaDasGoldenGirl #MakingIndiaProud๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ


Debendra Fadnavis Hails HimaDas

Maharashtra congratulates and salutes Gold Medalist @HimaDas8 for scripting history and inspiring millions…!

Srijam Kamal Way on Hima Das

#HimaDas daughter of a rice farmer in #Assam set a new benchmark for #India by being the first gold in an international track event. Aftr 71 years as a nation, it was a #rural girl who did not know what spikes were 2 yrs back, to run into a historic moment for #India. #JaiHind

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