India’s ace sprinter Hima Das has been nominated for the prestigious Khel Ratna award though boxer Lovlina Borgohain has been nominated for Arjuna award by the state govt of Assam, a top formal reported right here on Monday.
Assam government’s Athletics and Youth Welfare Director Dharma Kanta Mlli stated that State’s Athletics Secretary Dulal Chandra Das has despatched a letter to the union Youth Affairs and Sports activities Ministry recommending Hima Das’s title for the Khel Ratna award.
Hima Das nominated for Khel Ratna and Lovlina nominated for Arjuna award
“The sporting activities secretary also proposed the title of ace boxer Lovlina Borgohain for the Arjuna award. Equally Das and Borgohain are Assam’s pride.
“The Assam federal government and the persons of Assam would be extremely happy if the central authorities accepts the point out government’s proposals,” Mlli told IANS.
The 20-year-old from Dhing village in Assam is a person of the youngest nominees for Khel Ratna this 12 months and will be vying for the best honour with cricketer Rohit Sharma, star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, paddler Manika Batra and women’s hockey captain Rani Rampal.
Hima had a stellar 2018 exactly where she won her U-20 earth title and followed it up with 400m silver, 4X400 combined relay gold (upgraded) and women’s 4X400m gold at the Jakarta Asian Games.
Hima bagged 200m gold in Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland in 2019 and 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Satisfy in the Czech Republic as she continued to sizzle.
She was also invited to contend at the Doha Earth Championship but a back again damage ruled her out of the prestigious competition.
A short while ago, Hima reported her function design has constantly been cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.
In an Instagram chat with veteran India batsman Suresh Raina, Hima experienced reported, “My role design is Sachin Tendulkar, I however remember talking to him when he invited me to his dwelling. When I observed him, I ended up crying and sir consoled me. It was the greatest moment for me. Conference your position model is a major instant for everyone and no one particular can neglect that.”
Hima is currently an Arjuna Award winner, which she gained in 2018.