Meet the 3 Most Talked-About Female Sports Stars From Northeast India
GUWAHATI: The northeastern region of the country has presented some of the best athletes in recent times in various sports. Currently, there are three female sports stars who have taken the front seat and made the region proud.
Lovingly called Dhing Express, Assam’s very own Hima Das has become the talk of the town. Recently, she won five gold medals back-to-back in a month, at several tournaments across Europe. Her success was appreciated by all and her efforts lauded across the country by politicians, celebrities and other well-known public figures. Das was also featured in her very own Amul advertisement. Further, she’s promised Prime Minister Narendra Modi that she will work even harder and get more medals for the country.
MC Mary Kom
A name that needs no introduction, six-time world title champion from Manipur, Mary Kom, has proved that she is the best indeed. At the recently concluded President’s Cup 2019 tournament, Kom won the gold medal in the one-sided 51 kg category.
Expressing her joy and gratitude, she tweeted, “Gold medal for me and for my country at #PresidentCup Indonesia. Winning means you're willing to go longer,work harder & give more effort than anyone else. I sincerely thanks to all my Coaches and support staffs of @BFI_official @KirenRijiju @Media_SAI."
Gold medal for me and for my country at #PresidentCup Indonesia. Winning means you’re willing to go longer,work harder & give more effort than anyone else. I sincerely thanks to all my Coaches and support staffs of @BFI_official @KirenRijiju @Media_SAI pic.twitter.com/R9qxWVgw81— Mary Kom (@MangteC) July 28, 2019
Looking ahead, the Manipuri boxer is trying to make her place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the World Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Another star athlete from Assam, Jamuna Boro, did the state proud after she won the gold medal at the one-sided 54 kg final in the 23rd President’s Cup event held in Indonesia. It should be mentioned that earlier this year, Boro had won another gold medal at the 2nd India Open International Boxing Tournament, held in Guwahati.
She was even praised by Assam's CM Sonowal, who tweeted, "Congratulations to Jamuna Boro for winning at the prestigious #PresidentCup Boxing tournament in Indonesia. We are proud of your achievement. Keep shining."