File photo: Hima Das

India’s sprint sensation Hima Das on Thursday joined boxing superstars MC Mary Kom and Vijender Singh, Commonwealth Games gold medallists Manika Batra and Mirabai Chanu, to ink a multi-crore two-year exclusive contract with sports management group IOS Sports and Entertainment.

Hailing from Dhing village in Assam’s Nagaon district, the 18-year-old recently scripted history by winning the gold medal in the women’s 400-metre event at the IAAF World U-20 Championships held at Tampere, Finland.

Hima Das clocked 51.46 seconds in the final at the Ratina Stadium to become the first Indian athlete to win gold in a world track and field championship across all age groups.

Commenting on her association with IOS, Hima said, “I was looking for a professional sports management group to manage my commercial interests, as I only want to focus on my training and championships. IOS is managing most of India’s top sportspersons and I look forward to a great partnership with them.”

Welcoming Hima Das to the IOS family, Neerav Tomar, MD & CEO at IOS Sports and Entertainment said, “Hima has tremendous potential and we, as her team behind her, would work towards building her image and looking after her commercial interests.”

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