India athlete Hima Das, while speaking to Prarthana Hazarika at the Games Village in Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Assam girl Hima Das, who entered the semi-finals of the women’s 400 metre event at the 21st Commonwealth Games on Monday, said that she is competing with herself than any others. She clocked 52.11 seconds on Monday.

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Speaking exclusively to The News Mill, the youngster said that it’s a proud moment for her to compete with big names of the globe in a major event at a young age.

“I must say, it’s a proud moment. I know all these players have competed in the Olympics. So, for me it’s a privilege. It was definitely tough and it feels great that I’ve qualified for the semi-finals. It’s always great experience to participate in bigger events,” Hima said after her qualification event on Monday.

On her challenge, she said that she was excited and is ready to improve her own performance.

“No doubt I was little nervous but gradually it was over. Actually I don’t know anyone of them. But what I’m trying to do is better my own performance. My best record is 51.95…so I’ll try to better it,” Hima added.

She also thanked the people of Assam for wishing her all success and said that she will try her best to live up to the expectations.

(Prarthana Hazarika is in Australia for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games under the WIN programme by Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She also writes for The News Mill) 

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Prarthana Hazarika is a senior sports journalist and commentator. She also hosts television programs on sports


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