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Data: Hima Das’ track records in charts

Hima Das has won five gold medals in a span of three weeks in Europe.

Hima Das has won five gold medals in a span of three weeks in Europe.  

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Hima Das won five successive gold medals in different meets across Poland and the Czech Republic in July.

Four of her victories came in the 200m sprint while her fifth top-podium finish was in the 400m event.

She clocked 52.09s on her return to the 400m after an injury-forced exit at the Asian Athletics Championships in April this year.

She is the second fastest Asian and features in the top-10 under-20 runners in the world in the discipline in 2019. She is also in the top-20 list of fastest sprinters under the age of 20 in the 200m event.

However, she still has quite some distance to cover to be among the world's best in both disciplines.

Given that she is just 19 and one of the top runners in the age group, her prospects seem bright.

The charts show how Hima Das' 2019 performances (in seconds) in both 200m and 400m compare with the global benchmarks such as the World Record, the Olympic medal-winning times (2008 to 2016), the Asian record, the fastest time in 2019, the fastest Asian time in 2019 and the fastest time by an U-20 athlete in 2019 (apart from the records, the best timings of 2019 are also depicted).

Each line represents a time clocked in the event. A red-coloured line indicates a runner under the age of 20.

Zoom into the visualisation to take a closer look.

 

The times mentioned above (horizontal lines) refers to the gap between Hima Das' best run in 2019 and various global benchmarks.

For instance, Das clocked 52.09 seconds at Nove Mesto in Czech Republic, her season best 400m run in 2019, compared to the fastest this year -- run by Shaune Miller of Bahamas (49.05s) -- Das' run was 3.04 seconds slower.

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Printable version | Jan 21, 2020 8:35:12 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/data/hima-das-track-record-in-charts/article29090750.ece

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