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First Indian athlete to win a GOLd in Athletics U-20 Championships
On 12 July 2018, Das won the 400 m final at the World U-20 Championships 2018 held at Tampere, Finland, clocking 51.46 seconds and becoming the first Indian sprinter to win a gold medal at an international track event. Having run a slower first half, Das accelerated on the last 100 meter stretch, overtaking three competitors.
She was conferred with Arjuna Award by the President of India on 25 September 2018. On 14th November 2018, UNICEF-India has appointed Asian Games gold-medalist sprinter Hima Das as the country’s first ever youth ambassador.