Hima Das Wins Gold

Hima Das (File Image)
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Sprinter Hima Das on Tuesday night won the women’s 200m gold in the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix.

The ‘Dhing Express’ clocked 23.65s while teammate V.K. Vismaya pipped Poland’s Iga Baumgart-Witan to finish third in a personal best 23.75s. Vismaya had clocked a personal best in the 400m a few days ago.

It may be mentioned here that the Hima Das has a personal best of 23.10s in the 200m event.

Moreover, India won three more bronze medals in the event.

The results (events featuring Indians):

Men: 200m: 1. Thando Dlodlo (RSA, 20.60s), 3. Muhammed Anas (20.75), 5. Nirmal Noah Tom (21.30), Mohan Kumar (DNF). 400m: 1. Rafal Omelko (Pol, 46.92s), 3. K.S. Jeevan (47.25), 5. Kunhu Muhammed (47.48). Shot put: 1. Michal Haratyk (Pol, 21.26m), 3. Tajinder Pal Singh Toor (19.62).

Women: 200m: 1. Hima Das (23.65s), 3. V.K. Vismaya (23.75), 6. Sonia Baishya (24.50).

400m (overall after races ‘A’ and ‘B’): 1. Roxana Gomez (Cub, 52.24s), 5. Sarita Ben (54.21), 6. R. Vithya (54.33), 7. V. Subha (54.35), 9. V.K. Shalini (56.14).

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