Hima Das wins 5th gold of the month after successful return to 400m

first_img Press Trust of India Nove MestoJuly 20, 2019UPDATED: July 21, 2019 00:03 IST File photo of Hima Das (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHima Das achieved her season best timing of 52.09s to win 400m gold at Nove MestoIt was Hima’s 5th gold medal of the month in EuropeHima successfully returned to 400m after struggling with back issue at Asian Athletics Championships in AprilIndian sprinter Hima Das extended her sensational run by claiming her fifth gold of the month as she returned to her pet 400m competition with a season-best time of 52.09s in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic on Saturday.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.Finished 400m today on the top here in Czech Republic today pic.twitter.com/1gwnXw5hN4Hima MON JAI (@HimaDas8) July 20, 2019In her first competitive 200m race of the year, she clocked 23.65 seconds on her way to gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July 2.After that, she won her second 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet, also in Poland, on July 7 with a time of 23.97 seconds.On July 13, she won her third 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in Czech Republic with a time of 23.43 while her fourth gold came at the Tabor Athletics Meet in the same country on Wednesday.It was first competition in 400m for the 19-year-old from Assam, fondly called the ‘Dhing Express’, in the 400m event since she struggled to finish the Asian Athletics Championship in April this year because of a back issue.Meanwhile, MP Jabir also won a gold in the 400-metre hurdles race, clocking 49.66 seconds but Mohammad Anas settled for a third-place finish in the 200m with a timing of 20.95 seconds.advertisementWinning a silver was Nirmal Noah Tom in the 200m event with a timing of 46.05s.Also Read | Indonesia Open 2019: PV Sindhu eases into final after straight-game win over Chen YufeiAlso Read | Shiva Thapa becomes India’s first gold-medallist in Kazakhstan President’s CupAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Hima DasFollow 400mFollow Nove MestoFollow India athletics Next Hima Das wins 5th gold of the month after successful return to 400mHima Das, who is on a gold-winning spree in Europe, returned to 400m for the first time since Asian Athletics Championships in April and achieved her season best timing of 52.09s to clinch gold at Nove Mesto, Czech Republic on Saturday.advertisementlast_img read more