NEW DELHI, June 15: Country�s top sprinter Hima Das, who had a stellar 2018, has been nominated for the prestigious �Khel Ratna� by the State government of Assam.
Assam sports secretary Dulal Chandra Das sent the letter of recommendation to the Sports Ministry on June 5.
The 20-year-old from Dhing village in Assam is one of the youngest nominees for Khel Ratna this year.
India�s first track athlete to win a global title at U20 World Championship in Tampere, Finland in 2018, Hima will compete with ace javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, TT player Manika Batra, women�s hockey captain Rani Rampal and cricketer Rohit Sharma for country�s highest sporting honour. � PTI