Aishath Himna Hassan, the fastest female runner in the Maldives, has once again made history by shattering the national record for the 400-metre sprint.
Currently studying in Jamaica on the prestigious Paris Olympics 2024 scholarship, Himna achieved this remarkable feat during a recent Jamaican event, crossing the finish line in an impressive 56.86 seconds.
This isn’t the first time Himna has claimed the women’s 400-metre record. She previously held the record, which she broke during last year’s National time trials. On that occasion, she completed the race in a time of 57.56 seconds.
Himna’s journey in athletics began at the tender age of 10, when she started competing at the inter-school level. Gradually progressing to national competitions, she decided to fully commit to athletics in 2017, already armed with numerous national records.
Last year, Himna showcased her exceptional talent at the Commonwealth Games, where she not only broke the national 100-metre record, which had stood for 21 years, but also surpassed the six-year-old national record for the 200-metre race, achieving this remarkable feat just eight days after breaking the 100-metre record.
Throughout her remarkable career, Himna has shattered the 400-metre national record on more than four occasions. Additionally, she was part of the relay team that set a new record in the 100-metre relay event. With her star-studded performances, Himna has cemented her place as a force to be reckoned with in the world of athletics.
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