Indian sprinter Hima Das on Sunday claimed that folks started following athletics after the Asian Games 2018 in which India completed with their finest medal tally of 69 medals.
India had additionally equaled the report of 15 gold medals that they had received in the 1951 Asian Games. Hima Das had additionally clinched the silver medal in the ultimate of the 400m race on the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta on Sunday.
“In India, people started following athletics after 2018. When the Asian Games happened in Jakarta after that people started following athletics in India. Everyone knows what is, whenever fans chant your name, it gives you extra motivation,” Das instructed Suresh Raina throughout an Instagram stay session.
Overall, India had maintained its top-10 rank by ending eighth in the Asian Games 2018. The earlier highest medal tally for India was on the 2010 version in Guangzhou, China the place that they had completed sixth with 14 gold, 17 silver and 34 bronze medals.
The observe and discipline occasions remained the best space for India, as they produced 7 out of the entire 15 gold medals. The prime performers in Athletics included Tajinderpal Singh Toor, Swapna Barman, Dutee Chand, Neeraj Chopra, Jinson Johnson, Arpinder Singh and Hima Das.
Hima Das additionally revealed that Sachin Tendulkar was her function mannequin and assembly the previous India captain was the perfect second of her life.
“I still remember talking to him. When I saw him, I ended up crying. It was the best moment for me. Meeting your role model is a big moment for everyone and no one can forget that.”
“Whenever he used to be there in the dressing room, there was a lot to learn. He is down to earth. He recently had his 47th birthday. He took his mother’s blessings,” Raina stated.