Assam Express Hima Das gears up for the finals tonight at the 18th Asian Games. The Golden girl having qualified for the 400m final broke a 14-year-old national record with a timing of 51.00 seconds on Saturday.
With her feat at the World Junior Athletics Championships in 2018, the nation is waiting to see Hima at the medal podium. Hima clocked 51.46 at the 400m in the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships but she clocked 51.13 in the Senior National held at Guwahati, which was incidentally her best.
Her home environment has become festive-like with prayers being offered at ‘Namghar’ and have left no stones unturned, to ensure her win, from their end. Not only her home town, supporters from the entire state have their fingers crossed hoping Hima would clinch the Gold.
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Assamese singer Zubeen Garg has also flown to Jakarta to support Hima. Das will run for Gold at 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018 in Jakarta at 5:30 pm on Sunday.