With just a day left for the curtain to come down on the Jakarta Asian Games, our Hima Das is emerging as the best athletes of the whole Indian contingent with three medals.
A quick count of medalist reveal that only two more athletes Dutee Chand and Mohd. Anas came near to Hima. Anas also has 3 medals (all silver) on his name…400m individual, 4×400 m mixed event and 4×400 m mens event.
While Dutee has two silver. But Hima with one gold and two silver is marginally ahead.
There is a possibility that Indian Chef De Mission may hand over the flag to Hima for the closing ceremony, a tradition many country follow.
India sent 572 athletes to the Asian Games and India has for got 63 medals of which, 13 gold, 22 silver and 28 bronze.
Had she was not disqualified for a false start in the 200m, she could have added the 4th medal to her kitty.
Hima’s sensational ascent to the top have surprised even the Indian contingent and for many she has become a heart burn also as she is relatively new to organized sports event and has joined the track only in 2016.
This is noteworthy that, Manika Batra, the table tennis player, was the Best athletes of the Indian continent to the last Commonwealth Gamest at Gold Coast.