Bhubaneswar: The 58th National Open Athletics Championships was kicked off at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar today with around 805 athletes from across the country taking part in the sporting extravaganza. The four-day event from September 25th to 28th is being organised by Odisha Government’s Sports & Youth Services Department. According to sources, while qualifying rounds […]
New Delhi: The United Nations Children’s Fund-India (Unicef-India) has appointed Asian Games gold-medalist sprinter Hima Das as the country’s first ever youth ambassador. The name of the woman athlete from Assam was announced by the world organisation in a tweet on Wednesday eveing coinciding with the Children’s Day celebrated on November 14 commemorating the country’s […]
New Delhi: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu were conferred with the country’s highest sporting honour — Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award — by President Ram Nath Kovind at the annual National Sports Awards ceremony here on Tuesday. This year’s award ceremony was postponed to September 25 from the […]
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lauded athlete Hima Das and para-athletes Ekta Bhyan, Yogesh Kathuniya and Sundar Singh Gurjar during his monthly radio show “Mann Ki Baat”. “Just a few days ago, in the Junior Under-20 World Athletics Championship in Finland, India’s brave daughter and a farmer’s daughter Hima Das made history […]
Mumbai: Actor Adil Hussain is delighted that Akshay Kumar has expressed interest in making a biopic on sprinter Hima Das. He hopes an Assamese actor gets to play the part. Reacting to a news article wherein Akshay has said he would like to make a biopic on “young achiever” Das, Adil tweeted: “That’s a good […]
Star sprinter Hima Das, who sustained a hamstring injury on Saturday while running 100m heats is set to miss the Tokyo Olympics as the women's 4x100m of which she was a part earlier clocked 44.15 seconds, well outside the targeted time of 43.03 seconds.
Tampere: Sprinter Hima Das scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to win a gold at the world level as she clinched the top spot in the women’s 400m final race in the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships here. The 18-year-old Das, a pre-tournament favourite, clocked 51.46s to win the gold, which triggered […]
Dutee Chand missed the automatic qualification mark of 11.15 seconds by two hundredths of a second during the Indian Grand Prix 4 here on Monday, though she broke her own national record.
Patiala: National record holder Dutee Chand was beaten to second place by S Dhanalakshmi, while Hima Das was disqualified after a false start in a much-anticipated women’s 100m sprint final in the Federation Cup Senior National Athletics Championships here on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Dhanalakshmi of Tamil Nadu took the gold by clocking 11.39 seconds ahead […]
Poznan: In her first competitive 200 metre race of the year, star sprinter Hima Das bagged gold while national record holder shot putter Tajinder Pal Singh Toor won the bronze at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix here. World junior champion Hima clocked 23.65 seconds on her way to the 200m gold. She has a personal […]
New Delhi: Hima Das won the women’s 200m event for her third international triumph in 11 days at the Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet at Kladno, Czech Republic on Saturday. Hima clocked a much improved time of 23.43 seconds to win the gold. She has a personal best of 23.10 sec in 200m. This was her […]
New Delhi: There seems to be no stopping Hima Das as the ace Indian sprinter won her fourth international gold within 15 days after she bagged the top honours in the 200m race at the Tabor Athletics Meet in Czech Republic. On Wednesday, Hima clocked 23.25 seconds to clinch gold. Her compatriot V.K. Vismaya won […]
Nove Mesto (Czech Republic): Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das continued her sensational sprint as she clinched her fifth gold in July by claiming the top honours in a 400-metre race in Czech Republic. The ace Indian sprinter won the gold after she clocked a season-best time of 52.09 seconds in her pet competition at the […]
New Delhi: Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das, who has been on a golden roll in July, has assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi that she will continue to work hard and bring more medals for the country. On Sunday, Modi took to Twitter to congratulate Hima and said: “India is very proud of Hima Das’ phenomenal […]
New Delhi: Spiritual guru Sadhguru courted controversy with his tweet congratulating ace sprinter Hima Das as she collected five gold medals in Europe over the course of this month. “Hima Das, a Golden shower for India. Congratulations and Blessings. -Sg (sic.),” tweeted Sadhguru. But the use of “golden shower” did not go down well with […]