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adidas India congratulates Hima Das

ANI | Updated: Sep 26, 2018 17:49 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 26 (ANI): Young athletic sensation Hima Das is in headlines yet again and this time for being awarded with the highest sports honour in the country, the Arjuna Award.
At only 18, the Indian sprinter who is now popularly being referred to as "Golden Girl" and "Dhing Express" has made history by becoming the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal at the world level.
Hima, a tenacious and perseverant teenager, became the first ever Indian athlete to win a gold medal at a global track event when she won the women's 400m at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Finland, followed by three podiums at the recently concluded Asian Games in Indonesia.
She recently bagged a partnership deal with global leader in sporting goods industry, adidas, which will equip Hima with the very best offerings from adidas for her racing and training needs, as she continues her journey to becoming the best sprinter in the world.
"Hima truly exemplifies the immense potential of young athletes in India. Her perseverance and commitment has inspired a nation. Being honored like this is recognition of capability and achievements as a top sportsperson and it also says a great deal about the country's improving prowess in athletics," said senior marketing director at adidas India, Sean Van Wyk.
"The growing list of awardees reflects India's emerging interest in sports. We at adidas believe that through sport we have the power to change lives and we are committed to nurturing grassroots sports in India by empowering young talent and inspiring athletes everywhere - boys and girls, men and women. We congratulate all of this year's winners," added Wyk. (ANI)