Patiala: The status of sprinter Hima Das qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics now remains shrouded in “injuries” after the sprinter sustained a muscle pull during the 100m heats at the ongoing National Inter-State Athletics Championships in Patiala.
The severity of the injury though could not be ascertained. “We hope Hima Das recovers ASAP after muscle pull during 100m heats this morning at Inter-State meet,” the Athletics Federation informed on its twitter handle.
Almost on the verge of losing a berth in the Tokyo Olympics, Hima did complete the race and finished third in heat 3 with a timing of 12.01 seconds.
In the process, she also qualified for the final to be held on Saturday evening, but her participation in the title race is still not confirmed.
Inputs from NDTV