Hima Das Current Affairs - 2019

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Athlete Hima Das named brand ambassador of Gatorade by PepsiCo

PepsiCo India has roped in India’s star athlete Hima Das as the brand ambassador for its sports drink brand Gatorade. With this the 19-year old Hima Das joins ace shuttler PV Sindhu (since 2017) and javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra (since 2018) as the brand’s ambassadors in country.

Key Highlights

The upcoming campaign of the brand- ‘Nothing Beats Hima. Nothing Beats Gatorade’, will pay tribute to the sprint runner while building on brand’s belief that sports performance is driven from within.

During the period of partnership, Gatorade India will also be working with Hima Das to understand her training and race-day nutrition better.

As per PepsiCo India, Hima personifies the spirit of its sports drink brand Gatorade through her persevering attitude and unwavering spirit to win.

Gatorade claims that its formula has right amount of fluids, carbohydrates and electrolytes that can help an athlete rehydrate, replenish and refuel while playing any sport. Thus Gatorade is the perfect fuel to partner with Hima Das as she sets out to achieve new accolades for the country.

Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet: Mohammad Anas, Hima Das wins gold

India’s Mohammad Anas won gold in men’s 400m with an effort of 45.21 seconds and Hima Das won gold in women’s 200m event at Kladno Memorial Athletics Meet at Kladno in Czech Republic. This is Hima Das 3rd international triumph in 11 days.

Key Highlight

Mohammad Anas: He bettered his own national record in men’s 400m race. His earlier national record time stood at 45.24 seconds which he recorded in 2018. The 24-year-old Anas finished nearly one second ahead of silver winner Omelko Rafal (46.19) of Poland.

Hima Das: clocked a much improved time of 23.43 seconds to win gold while she has personal best of 23.10 sec in 200m. This was her 3rd international gold within 2 weeks. She won other two gold in Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland and at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland.

V K Vismaya clocked her personal best of 52.54 seconds to win the ‘A’ race in women’s 400m.

Other Winners:

Indian trio Vipin Kasana (82.51m), Abhishek Singh (77.32m) and Davinder Singh Kang (76.58m) took top 3 spots in men’s javelin final respectively.

In Men’s Shot Put event, national record holder Tejinder Pal Singh Toor managed best throw of 20.36m to win bronze. He holds national record of 20.75m.

Saritaben stood 3rd with 53.37.

Other Gold Winners:

Archana in 100m (11.74 sec)

Harsh Kumar in 400m (46.76 sec)

Lili Das in 1500m (4:19.05)

Sahil Silwal in javelin throw (78.50m)

Women’s 4×100 relay (45.81 sec).

In XXII International Memorial Competition in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan-

Indians bagged 6 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze, with national record holder M Sreeshankar winning long jump event with a creditable 7.97m.