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Hima Das Is One Of The Best Sprinters In India At The Moment. She Shot To Fame After Her I

Hima Das is one of the best sprinters in India at the moment. She shot to fame after her impressive performances at the Asian Games 2018 and the World U20 Champ

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Hima Das is one of the best sprinters in India at the moment. She shot to fame after her impressive performances at the Asian Games 2018 and the World U20 Championships. The young sensation from Assam became the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in a track event at the IAAF World U20 Championships and there has been no looking back since.

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Fondly called the Dhing Express for her pace on tracks, Das has won several laurels for India in top European competitions and is currently gearing up for the Tokyo Olympics which has been postponed to next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has not been an easy journey for the ace sprinter, who comes from a moderate background and used to run barefoot when she was starting her career.

Das recently had a chat with Indian cricketer Suresh Raina on Instagram live where she recalled her struggles and revealed how her father brought her one pair of running shoes before her Nationals trial. Das said she wrote 'Adidas' on those shoes as she could not afford shoes from the actual brand. 

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However, in a remarkable turn of events, after her success in several competitions, Das now gets personalised shoes from the brand with her name written on it. Adidas made custom shoes for Das after her gold medal triumph in 400m at the IAAF World U20 Championships in 2018.

   
   
   

"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," Hima told Raina.

Hima Das is one of the best sprinters in India at the moment. She shot to fame after her impressive performances at the Asian Games 2018 and the World U20 Championships. The young sensation from Assam became the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in a track event at the IAAF World U20 Championships and there has been no looking back since.

Fondly called the Dhing Express for her pace on tracks, Das has won several laurels for India in top European competitions and is currently gearing up for the Tokyo Olympics which has been postponed to next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has not been an easy journey for the ace sprinter, who comes from a moderate background and used to run barefoot when she was starting her career.

Das recently had a chat with Indian cricketer Suresh Raina on Instagram live where she recalled her struggles and revealed how her father brought her one pair of running shoes before her Nationals trial. Das said she wrote 'Adidas' on those shoes as she could not afford shoes from the actual brand. 

However, in a remarkable turn of events, after her success in several competitions, Das now gets personalised shoes from the brand with her name written on it. Adidas made custom shoes for Das after her gold medal triumph in 400m at the IAAF World U20 Championships in 2018.

"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," Hima told Raina.

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