Dihing Express Knows no Stop: 5th Gold in A Month
Updated: Jul 22, 2019
Indian sprint star Hima Das claimed her fifth gold medal of the month on Saturday after winning the women's 400m race in the Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand Prix hosted by the Czech Republic. Das has been on a winning spree in Europe and already had four gold medals under her belt before the top podium finish in the 400-metre event. Clocked at 52.09 seconds, Das recorded her season-best timing as she marked a successful return to the 400-metre race category.
Prior to her triumphant return in the 400m event, Das had competed in the 200m category where she managed to bag as many as four gold medals. For the 19-year-old this was her first appearance in women's 400m dash after the Asian Championships held in Doha. Das was retired midway while competing in the 400-metre discipline at that time. Months later, she made an impressive comeback with her season-best performance on Saturday.
The Indian sprint sensation dominated her pet 400m competition by improving her previous best of 52.88 seconds, which she recorded earlier in the season. With another top performance, Das has managed to claim 5 gold medals in 18 days of sprinting action in Europe. However, her clocked timing is a bit slower than her overall best of 50.79 seconds which she registred at the Jakarta Asian Games. The sprinter had earlier missed the bus for the World Championships.
Goldrush continues for Dihing Express
Hima sprinted to her first gold medal on July 2nd when she outperformed everyone in the 200m race at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland. The Indian sprinter was clocked 23.65 seconds to bag the first position on the podium. Hima doubled her gold tally with his second win in the same discipline at the Kutno Athletics Meet on July 7 in Poland. Hima had finished the race with a time of 23.97 seconds.
The Dihing Express then completed a hat-trick of gold medals on July 3 when she bagged gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic. The Indian rising star registered her third successive 200m triumph and finished first in 23.43 seconds. Hima's fourth gold success came at the Tabor Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic which earned him nation-wide praise for showcasing a sensational run in the world of athletics. Our best wishes with Hima Das, like comment and share @ManuheManuhorbabe1 on Twitter and on Facebook.