India’s first monitor athlete to win a worldwide title at U20 World Championship Hima Das has been nominated by Assam authorities for the celebrated Khel Ratna award.
Hima Das (AP Image)
HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma, Neeraj Chopra, Vinesh Phogat, Manika Batra, Rani Rampal have additionally been nominatedHima is already a recipient of Arjuna Award, which she obtained in 2018Hima Das is without doubt one of the youngest nominees for Khel Ratna this yr
Country’s high sprinter Hima Das, who had a stellar 2018, has been nominated for the celebrated ‘Khel Ratna’ by the state authorities of Assam.
Assam sports activities secretary Dulal Chandra Das despatched the letter of advice to the sports activities ministry on June 5.
The 20-year-old from Dhing village in Assam is without doubt one of the youngest nominees for Khel Ratna this yr.
India’s first monitor athlete to win a worldwide title at U20 World Championship in Tampere, Finland in 2018, Hima will compete with ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, TT participant Manika Batra, ladies’s hockey captain Rani Rampal and cricketer Rohit Sharma for nation’s highest sporting honour.
The 2018 had turned to be a memorable season for the 20-year-old, who adopted her U-20 world title with 400m silver, 4X400 blended relay gold (upgraded) and girls’s 4X400m gold on the Jakarta Asian Games.
She received plenty of gold medals at smaller occasions in 2019 season and was additionally invited to compete on the Doha World Championship however a again harm dominated her out of the celebrated championship.
Hima is already a recipient of Arjuna Award, which she obtained in 2018.