Assam sprinter Hima Das scripted history by becoming the first sportsperson from the State to win two medals in the Asian Games. The quartet of Hima Das, MR Poovamma, Muhammed Anas and Rajiv Arokia finished the 4×400 Mixed Relay race, coming second behind Bahrain to clinch the silver.
While the Bahranian team took 3:11:89 to finish the race, the Indians took 3:15:71 to take home the silver.
Kazakhstan won the bronze with a timing of 3:19:52 minutes.
#BREAKING | #HimaDas wins second Silver in #AsianGames, Indian quartet of #HimaDas, MR Poovamma, Muhammed Anas, and Rajiv Arokia comes second in 4×400 metres mixed relay while Bahrain gets Gold. pic.twitter.com/I2b70bF7mm
— NEWS LIVE (@NewsLiveGhy) August 28, 2018
Incidentally, it has been for the first time that the mixed relay competition has been introduced in the games.
Meanwhile, celebrations broke out at Hima’s native village Kandhulimari in Dhing after she and her teammates won the silver in the 4×400 Mixed Relay race. The celebrations ended the disappointment of Hima crashing out of the women’s 200m semi-finals after she was disqualified for a false start earlier this evening.
Hima had on Sunday (Aug 26) created history by becoming the first woman sportsperson from Assam to win a medal in Asian Games after she grabbed the silver in the 400m final.
After winning her second silver, Hima will be gunning for glory once again as she will take to the tracks on Thursday in the women’s 4x400m relay.