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Hima Das signs up with sports management firm

Press Trust of India  |  Prague (Czech Republic) 

World Das has a multi-crore two-year deal with firm (IOS), the company said today.

Hima, who scripted history by winning a gold medal in the women's 400-metre event at the IAAF World U-20 Championships recently, joins the likes of stars MC and Vijender Singh, rising paddler Manika Batra and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu in signing up with

The company did not specify the exact monetary details of the deal.

had clocked 51.46 seconds in the finals to become the first Indian to win a gold across all age groups.

Hima, daughter of a rice-farmer, started her career in 2012 and performed well at district level competitions. In early 2016, she won the 100m race at the state championship and later made the finals of in without any training.

After some time she shifted to the academy in Guwahati to train under

"I am fortunate to be on board with one of India's top group. I was looking for a professional sports group to manage my commercial interests, as I only want to focus on my training and championships," said in a release.

Welcoming Hima to IOS, the company's MD and said, I am delighted about our latest signing. 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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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 18:50 IST