Guwahati: After a recommendation letter by Assam's Sports Secretary, Dulal Chandra Das on June 5, the country's top sprinter Hima Das has been nominated for Khel Ratna Award, 2020.
Hima is the first track athlete from India to win at U20 World Championship in Tempere, Finland in 2018. She also won a 400m silver, 4×400m mixed relay gold and women's 4×400 gold at Jakarta Asian Games the same year.
Hima continued nailing in her career by winning various small events in the year 2019 too.
Das is one of the youngest aspirants is competing against Neeraj Chopra, Vinesh Phogat, Manika Batra, Rani Rampal, and Rohit Sharma for the prestigious 'Khel Ratna'.
Hina is already a recipient of the Arjuna Awards in 2018.