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Indian athletes Hima Das (L) and Dutee Chand (R)(HT Collage)

Hima, Dutee named in 4x100m relay team for World Athletics Relays

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 10:24 PM IST
The AFI named a total of 20 athletes for the World Relays. It will be the first major international event for the Indians sprinters since the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha in April 2019.
Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra (L), sprinter Hima Das (R)(HT Collage)
Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra (L), sprinter Hima Das (R)(HT Collage)

Neeraj, Hima set for training-cum-competition stint in Turkey ahead of Olympics

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 06:28 PM IST
They will be based at the Turkish city of Antalya and take part in some competitions, where some athletes can try and qualify for the Olympics.
File image of Dutee Chand.(File)
File image of Dutee Chand.(File)

Dhanalakshmi beats Dutee to win 100m gold, Hima disqualified after false start

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 07:19 PM IST
Dhanalakshmi beats Dutee to win 100m gold, Hima disqualified after false start
Election strategist Prashant Kishor is working with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the assembly elections(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times photo)
Election strategist Prashant Kishor is working with West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the assembly elections(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times photo)

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UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 01:08 PM IST
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Athlete Hima Das being felicitated with the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and the Director-General of Police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahant at the Sarusajai Stadium, in Guwahati on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Athlete Hima Das being felicitated with the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and the Director-General of Police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahant at the Sarusajai Stadium, in Guwahati on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Athlete Hima Das appointed deputy superintendent in Assam Police

UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 08:03 PM IST
  • Das’s appointment was decided by the state cabinet earlier this month.
Hima Das(Getty Images for IAAF)
Hima Das(Getty Images for IAAF)

Hima inducted as DSP in Assam, says will continue her athletics career

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 04:02 PM IST
Addressing the gathering after her induction as DSP, the 21-year-old Hima revealed that she had dreamt of becoming a police officer when she was young.
Photo of Hima Das(HT Photo)
Photo of Hima Das(HT Photo)

Indian GP 2: Hima wins 200m; long jumper Sreeshankar impresses on return

By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2021 10:20 PM IST
The biggest star on show was Hima Das making a comeback from a back problem but not as a quarter-miler.
File image of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
File image of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)

In much-anticipated return, Hima could have 100m showdown with Dutee

By Avishek Roy
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 09:51 PM IST
  • Barring a few smaller meets in Europe, Hima did not compete much in 2019 owing to a persistent back problem.
Hima Das celebrates winning gold in the final of the women's 400m on day three of The IAAF World U20 Championships.(Getty Images for IAAF)
Hima Das celebrates winning gold in the final of the women's 400m on day three of The IAAF World U20 Championships.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Assam government appoints Hima Das as DSP, athlete says it will motivate her

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 01:39 PM IST
Hima thanked Assam Chief Minister and former Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for the job, saying it will motivate her.
File image of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
File image of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Assam govt decides to appoint women athlete Hima Das as DSP

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 11:34 PM IST
It was decided that Das will be appointed as a DSP rank officer in the Assam police and medal winners in Olympics, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games will be appointed as Class- I officers.
File image of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
File image of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Hima Das, Dutee Chand to power 4X100m relay team for Tokyo berth

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh and Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 07:42 AM IST
ndia’s chief national coach Radhakrishnan Nair said Hima will now be preparing for the relay with Dutee and other members.
The monkeys can be seen sitting on the other side of a railing and taking biscuits from Das.(Twitter@HimaDas8)
The monkeys can be seen sitting on the other side of a railing and taking biscuits from Das.(Twitter@HimaDas8)

‘A lesson for the nation’: Athlete Hima Das’ clip on social distancing is a hit among netizens

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2020 06:31 PM IST
Interestingly, the three monkeys are seen keeping a safe distance from each other throughout the video.
File image of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
File image of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)

With Hima Das, Saritaben Gayakwad gone, India’s 4x400m quartet faces restart

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 12:25 PM IST
One of the mainstays of the women’s 4x400m national relay team since August 2018, Gayakwad has made up her mind about taking a break this season.
Hima Das celebrates winning gold in the final of the women's 400m on day three of The IAAF World U20 Championships.(Getty Images for IAAF)
Hima Das celebrates winning gold in the final of the women's 400m on day three of The IAAF World U20 Championships.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Not yet qualified for Olympics, Hima Das says she is not worried

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 04:31 PM IST
Hima, the reigning junior world champion in 400m, is yet to qualify for the postponed Tokyo Olympics and the international season has been suspended till November 30 due to the global health crisis.
Hima Das of India celebrates(Getty Images for IAAF)
Hima Das of India celebrates(Getty Images for IAAF)

Hima Das nominated for Khel Ratna award

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 07:20 PM IST
India’s first track athlete to win a global title at U20 World Championship in Tampere, Finland in 2018, Hima will compete with ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, TT player Manika Batra, women’s hockey captain Rani Rampal and cricketer Rohit Sharma for country’s highest sporting honour.
File image of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
File image of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Hima Das says she improved her cooking and painting skills during lockdown

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 08:51 PM IST
All the track and field campers at the NIS were forced to remain indoors since mid March only to be given go ahead to train outdoors from Monday, with focus on fitness without specialised-event training initially.
Hima Das(Twitter/Hima Das)
Hima Das(Twitter/Hima Das)

‘Instead of training, spending time painting, cooking’

New Delhi | By Hima Das
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 10:53 AM IST
Top athletes talk to HT about their experience of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. This is Hima Das, the 20-year-old sprint star from Assam who became the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in an international track event at the 2018 IAAF World U-20 Championships.
File photo of Neeraj Chopra.(REUTERS)
File photo of Neeraj Chopra.(REUTERS)

Neeraj, Hima among national campers named for period up to Tokyo Olympics

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 10:23 PM IST
Both Neeraj and Hima did not take part in the recently concluded World Championships while Dutee failed to qualify for the semifinals after a disappointing performance.
File photo of India's Dutee Chand at Asian Athletics Championships.(REUTERS)
File photo of India's Dutee Chand at Asian Athletics Championships.(REUTERS)

India enter World Athletics Championships with low expectations

Doha | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 02:54 PM IST
World-class javelin thrower Neeraj is not taking part in the September 27 to October 6 showpiece as he has been doing light training since May, having underwent an elbow surgery.
File image of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
File image of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Hima Das ruled out of World Championships 2019 due to back injury

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2019 02:04 PM IST
AFI selection committee on September 9 had named Das for the tournament to be held in Doha from September 27 to October 6.
Virat Kohli, Narendra Modi(HT Collage)
Virat Kohli, Narendra Modi(HT Collage)

PM Modi 69th Birthday: Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli lead sports fraternity’s wishes on PM’s birthday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 01:42 PM IST
While legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar recalled PM Modi’s clean India mission that has been an ‘inspiration’ to millions, India captain Virat Kohli wished the Prime Minister success in his pursuit of achieving his missions for the country.
Indian athlete Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
Indian athlete Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Uncertainty over Hima Das’ inclusion in 4x400m relay team continues

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 11:44 PM IST
The AFI has till September 16 midnight to include Hima in the two relay teams in place of another runner but not after that
The picture showcases utmost commitment of a cop towards her work.(Twitter/@HimaDas8)
The picture showcases utmost commitment of a cop towards her work.(Twitter/@HimaDas8)

Hima Das’ post on female cop in Assam managing traffic in heavy rain wins people

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 02:25 PM IST
Shared on September 10, the post has garnered over 8,000 likes and more than 800 retweets within just two days.
File image of Hima Das(Getty Images for IAAF)
File image of Hima Das(Getty Images for IAAF)

Hima named in relay team in 25-member World Championships squad

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 02:05 PM IST
With less than a year to go for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, the squad will carry the hopes of the track and field fans of the country.
File photo of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
File photo of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Hima Das named in World C’ships team as relay runner

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 09:43 PM IST
Hima could not qualify for her pet event 400m but she has been named to run in the women’s 4x400m relay and the mixed 4x400m relay races.
A file photo of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
A file photo of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Hima Das to target Worlds slot in international meets

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Sharad Deep
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 12:13 AM IST
Hima Das’ name figures in the eight-member list of participants from Assam for the four-day Inter State Championship here but her coach Nipon Das said the ‘Dhing Express’ will not participate.
A file photo of Indian athlete Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
A file photo of Indian athlete Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Hima Das wins gold in 300m at Athleticky Mitink Reiter event in Czech Republic

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 05:10 PM IST
This was Hima’s sixth gold in European races since July 2 though the field in most of them has been mediocre. Her last win was on July 20 when she clinched a gold in her pet 400m event at Nove Mesto in Czech Republic.
Accolades and congratulatory messages poured in for Hima Das but the athlete was particularly pleased to get wishes from legendary Sachin Tendulkar(Twitter)
Accolades and congratulatory messages poured in for Hima Das but the athlete was particularly pleased to get wishes from legendary Sachin Tendulkar(Twitter)

PM Modi, Sachin Tendulkar congratulate Hima Das, athlete says ‘dream come true’

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2019 11:40 PM IST
Accolades and congratulatory messages poured in for Hima Das but the athlete was particularly pleased to get wishes from legendary Sachin Tendulkar
File image of Hima Das celebrating after winning a race.(Getty Images for IAAF)
File image of Hima Das celebrating after winning a race.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Hima Das returns to 400m run, grabs fifth gold of month

Nove Mesto (Czech Republic) | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 10:58 PM IST
The timing is slower than her personal best of 50.79 seconds, which she managed at the Jakarta Asian Games and she also narrowly missed out on the World Championships qualifying mark of 51.80.
A file photo of Indian sprinter Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
A file photo of Indian sprinter Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Hima Das wins fourth gold in 15 days, Muhammad Anas also wins top spot

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 11:51 AM IST
Hima won in 23.25 seconds though the race had a mediocre field with most of the competitors representing clubs of Czech Republic.
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