Assam as well as India have high hopes at the 18th Asian Games on ace sprinter Hima Das. With her extraordinary feat at the World Junior Athletics Championships in 2018, the nation is waiting to see Hima at the medal podium.
This is noteworthy that Hima clocked 51.46 at the 400m in theIAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships but she clocked 51.13 in the Senior National held at Guwahati, which was incidentally her best.
Golden girl Hima Das has been practising hard for her events at the Jakarta Asiad. Withher personal coach Nipon Das by her side during the most crucial days of her three athletic events in Jakarta, she is confident of doing well in all her events.
Keeping in mind the brilliant timings Hima had been maintaining, she has been given a Bye and as such, she will not be performing in the Round 1. She has been directly selected for the Semi-finals.
Hima is a medal contender for all her events, however, between the 200M final and 4x400m qualifying races there is less than an hour to prepare as per the schedule of the Asiad schedule. This may considerably damage both the events. Hima is better for 400m but a medal contender for 4x400m relay with she playing the sheet anchor role.
Hima’s events are scheduled as follows:
- 400 m
August 25 : Round 1-0700 IST: Semi Final 1755 IST; Final -1630 IST(Aug 26);
August 28 Round 1- 0615 IST: Semi Final 1500 IST : Final 1500 IST(August 29) ; and
August 29: Qualifying -1600 IST : Final 1730 (August 30).