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Ace Sprinter Hima Das Earns Fifth Gold in 18 Days at Athletics Meet in Czech Republic

Author : Odisha Today Bureau | Posted on: 2019-07-21

Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das on Saturday bagged her fifth gold of the month after winning the 400-meter race at Athletics meet in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic.

 

The sprinter clocked the season-best time of 52.09s.



 

The timing is slower than her personal best of 50.79 seconds, which she managed at the Jakarta Asian Games and she also narrowly missed out on the World Championships qualifying mark of 51.80. However, it was better than the timing of 52.88 seconds, which she managed earlier in the season.

 

It was Hima's fifth gold medal since July 2 when she ran her first competitive race in Europe.

 

Hima had won her gold of the year on July 2 when she competed in her first race in Europe. In her first 200m race of the year, Hima claimed the gold medal by finishing the race in 23.65 seconds at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July 2. on July 7 to win her second 200-meter gold with a time of 23.97 seconds. On July 13, Hima won her third 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic and she claimed her fourth gold that came at the Tabor Athletics Meet in Czech Republic on Wednesday. The sprinter had earlier missed the bus for the World Championships.



 

MP Jabir claimed gold in the 400-metre hurdles race by finishing the race in 49.66 seconds but Mohammad Anas settled for a bronze in the 200 metre with a timing of 20.95 seconds.

 

 

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