The Assam Athletics Association (AAA) has announced to provide financial help to sprinters Hima Das and Amlan Borgohain, General Secretary of the Assam Olympic Association, Lakhya Konwar said on Saturday. According to sources, the association will provide Rs 1 lakh to Hima Das and Rs 50 lakh will be given to Amlan Borgohain.
On June 23, a marathon run will be organised by the Guwahati Sports Association and the Assam Olympic Association. Notably, Hima Das will represent India in the 4×100m relay at the Commonwealth Games.
Earlier, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma gave Rs 5 lakh to athlete Amlan Borgohain to help him for better preparation for the upcoming 2022 Asian Games slated to be held in Hangzhou.
However, at the 61st National Senior Inter-State Athletics Championships, which ended on June 14 in Chennai, Hima won a silver medal in the women’s 200-meter race.
Meanwhile, Amlan who recently created a new national record in men’s 200 m held at Calicut in Kerala, already cleared the qualifying time for the 2022 Asian Games to be held in September.