Tokyo Olympics: Indian Sprinter Hima Das Out Due To Injury, Says Will Make A Strong Comeback

  • 3 years ago
Star Indian sprinter Hima Das on July 6 vowed to make a strong comeback in the major events next year after missing the Tokyo Olympics due to an injury. One of the most exciting talents in Indian athletics, Hima had sustained a hamstring injury while running 100m heats during the National Inter-State Athletics Championships last month. The 21-year-old was forced to pull out of the 100m & 4x100m relay finals due to the injury. She ran in the 200m final but finished fifth to miss out on the Tokyo Olympics. "I will miss my first Olympics due to untimely injury when I was close to achieve the qualification standard in my new event 100m and 200m," Hima said in a post shared on her twitter handle. Das burst onto the scene after winning 400m gold in the World Junior Championships in Finland in 2018. Besides winning an individual 400m silver, she was also a part of gold-winning women's 4x400m relay & also mixed 4x400m relay teams in the 2018 Asian Games.