18 year old Hima Das just stunned everyone with her personal best performance to qualify for the finals of women’s 400m final in Commonwealth Games, Australia.
After two disappointing days of athletics, Indian athletes have come alive and after Mohammed Anas Yahiya’s record breaking stuff, teenager Hima Das has made the whole nation proud with her incredible run.
Hima, clocked a personal best of 51.53 seconds in women’s 400m to finish on 3rd spot in her semi-finals heat and missed out the automatic qualification as only two sprinters advance to the next round but she managed to qualify as one of the two fastest looser.
Das timings of under 52 seconds was 7th best among 24 Semifinalists and it would be the first time we would see an Indian girl running in track finals.
She only becomes the third Indian to qualify for the track finals after Milkha Singh and Mohammed Anas Yahiya.
This is a huge achievement for the young Indian as she took the training seriously just a year ago and only began running the 400m a few months back as initially she was a 200m sprinter.
The finals of women’s 400m is scheduled to take pace on 11th April (Wednesday) and it will be amazing to see how this wonder kid performs with some athletics heavyweights.
Expecting a medal from her would be a harsh thing but being just 18-year old this girl has lot of achieve in the coming future tournaments for sure.
Meanwhile, India’s Mohammed Anas Yahiya shattered the national record in men’s 400m final to conclude his race on 4th position and just missed out of a medal.
Anas clocked 45.31, marginally improving his own record of 45.32 which he set at the Indian Grand Prix in New Delhi last year.
However, Anas effort was not enough for a medal, falling short by just 0.2 seconds, finishing behind winner Isaac Makwala (44.35), Baboloki Thebe (45.09) and Javon Francis (45.11).