Indian Athlete Hima Das on Saturday surpassed her personal record and entered the women’s 400-meter race finals in the Asian Games 2018 in only 51 seconds. Although Hima Das stood second in the race but managed to qualify for the gold race on Sunday. The first position was secured by Bahrain’s Salwas Eid Naser, who finished the race in only 50.86 seconds.
In the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships held at Tampere in Finland, Hima Das became the first ever Indian woman to clinch gold. In the final match, Hima Das will be facing a tough competition as Salwa Eid Naser is the favourite for the medal.
Congratulating Hima Das, Athletics Federation of India, in a tweet said, said, “Superb effort Hima, Congrats on the new National Record of 51.00s, keep it up and go for gold in finals of Asian Games 2018.”
Athletics Federation of India also shared the previous national record of Manjeet Kaur, who took only 51.05 seconds in 2004.