India’s sprint sensation Hima Das, on Thursday, joined boxing superstars MC Mary Kom and Vijender Singh, Commonwealth Games gold medalists Manika Batra and Mirabai Chanu, to ink a two-year exclusive contract with the country’s leading sports management group IOS Sports and Entertainment. Hailing from Dhing village in Assam’s Nagaon district, the 18-year-old Hima 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 clocked 51.46 seconds in the final at the Ratina Stadium to become the first Indian athlete to win gold in a world championship across all age groups. In the national camp, Hima was trained by Galina for 400m and she realized her potential to be a world class winning athlete.
Commenting on her association with IOS, Hima said that she was looking for a professional sports management group to manage her commercial interests, as she only want to focus on her training and championships. IOS is managing most of India’s top sportspersons and she looks forward to have a great partnership with the group.
Welcoming Hima Das to the IOS family, Neerav Tomar, MD & CEO of IOS Sports and Entertainment said that Hima has tremendous potential and that IOS, as a team, would work towards building her image and looking after her commercial interests.