Star Indian sprinter Hima Das won the women’s 200m gold in the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland. She was clocked 23.65s on her way to the 200m gold. This was Hima’s first competitive 200m race of the year 2019.
The national record holder shot putter Tajinder Pal Singh Toor bagged a bronze with a best effort of 19.62m. VK Vismaya finished third with a personal best time of 23.75s in the race at Poznan Asian champion. Muhammed Anas, the 400m national record holder, secured third in the men’s 200m race with a timing of 20.75 seconds. KS Jeevan won the men’s 400m bronze in 47.25s.
1. Hima Das, nicknamed the Dhing Express, is an Indian sprint runner from the state of Assam.
2. She holds the current Indian national record in 400 meters with a timing of 50.79 s that she clocked at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia
3. She has been conferred with Arjuna award by the President of India on 25 September 2018. She was appointed as India’s first ever youth ambassador of UNICEF.