Assam Hima Das

Guwahati: Dhing Express Hima Das has clocked a personal best in the women’s 100m for the second time in two days taking home the gold medal at the National Inter-State Athletics Championships 2022 being held in Chennai on Saturday.

This has been termed to be a comeback for the sprinter as earlier she did not qualify for the Olympics leaving her fans disappointed.

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After the win, Hima Das tweeted, “Happy to make a comeback after an injury and hardwork of nearly 2 years. Looking forward to give my best in the circuit in the upcoming events. Thank you everyone for your love and blessings. #comeback

Hima defeated Dutee Chand in the 100m final clocking 11.43 seconds while Chand finished second at 11.44 seconds.

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It may be mentioned that Tokyo Olympian Dutee Chand also holds the 100m national record, had topped the semi-finals on Friday with her season-best of 11.40s while Hima Das had come third in 11.54s. 

Two-time Asian championships bronze medallist Srabani Nanda, who was second in the semi-finals, came third in the final with a timing of 11.53s.

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