A Journey from Barefoot runner to Assam’s DSP- Athlete Hima Das

India is always a land of incredible talent. Even, many countries take inspiration from our talented gems. And today it’s a proud moment for every Indian that we are talking about A journey from barefoot to Assam’s DSP – Athlete Hima Das.

A journey from barefoot to Assam's DSP – Athlete Hima Das.

The early life journey of DSP- Athlete Hima das

Hima gets an education from Dhing public school where she also plays football with boys. Also, she wanted to have a carrier in women’s football but can’t found any prospects. Later on, her Physical Education teacher advised her to become an athlete.

For her first championship, she didn’t have spike shoes which are used in running. Moreover, she didn’t take any type of help from her house. Because she didn’t wish to burden her family and wanted to be self-reliant.

Turning point

In 2018 she competes for 100m and 200m races and stunned everyone with her performance. Afterward, she participated in Commonwealth games at gold coast, Australia in 400 m and the 400*4-meter relay race.

DSP athlete hima das with adidas to create.

In July 2018 Hima won 400m final in World U-20 Championship 2018 in Tampere, Finland, and created a record of 51.46 sec. Thus, becoming the first sprinter to win a gold medal in an international track championship.

In New Delhi, Adidas India has signed an Endorsement deal with Hima das. The company assured Hima that she will be equipped with their best offerings for her race and training.

On 11 February 2021 Assam government-appointed Hima Das as the Deputy Superintendent of Police and currently she is looking to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. In addition, she thanked Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for the job and said it will motivate her a lot.

Awards and Accolades

  • In fact, she got Arjuna Award on 25 Sept 2018 by the President of India.
  • And she also appeared in Kaun Banega Crore Pati on 1 Nov 2019.
  • She was the second Athlete from Assam to win a gold medal after Bhogeswar Baruah.


In life, we face many difficulties but our smile teaches us to struggle and this struggle gives you an identity to exist. Every single person should work hard to create his/her own identity and became self-dependent so, that this world can call you by your own name, not from your father’s or husband’s name.

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