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Hima Das on a roll; wins three international gold in 12 days

On July 2nd, 2019, star Indian sprinter Hima Das won the Women’s 200m gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland . She had clocked 23.65 seconds on her way to her first consecutive gold this season. Five days late, on July 7th, 2019, Hima won her second international gold in women’s 200m with a top finish at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland. The 19-year sprinter, who has been struggling with a back problem for the past few months, clocked 23.97 seconds to clinch her second gold. Her third gold came on July 13th, 2019 at the Kladno Athletics Meet in Czech Republic. She clocked a much improved time of 23.43 seconds to win her third gold.

Hima is the reigning world junior champion and national record holder in 400m. In 200m she has a personal best of 23.10s, which she clocked last year. Renowned sports gear company, Adidas, stated on Hima’s win, “No goal is too far and no challenge too hard if we believe in the superhero within us and chase our dreams.”

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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