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


A heartbroken Hima Das promised of a strong comeback in the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.© AFP

Star Indian sprinter Hima Das on Tuesday vowed to make a strong comeback in the major events next year after lacking the Tokyo Olympics because of an injury. One of the exciting talents in Indian athletics, Hima had sustained a hamstring injury while running 100m heats all through the National Inter-State Athletics Championships final month. The 21-year-old was once forced to pull out of the 100m and 4x100m relay finals because of the injury. She ran in the 200m last but finished fifth to overlook out of the Tokyo Olympics.

— Hima (mon jai) (@HimaDas8) July 6, 2021

“I can overlook my first Olympics because of premature injury when I used to be near to reach the qualification standard in my new event 100m and 200m,” Hima said in a post shared on her twitter deal with. 

“I wish to thank my coaches, improve staff and my teammates for their continual improve. But I can make a strong comeback and having a look forward to Commonwealth Games 2022, Asian Games 2022 and World Championship 2022.” 


Hima burst onto the scene after winning 400m gold in the World Junior Championships in Finland in 2018. 

But even so winning an individual 400m silver, she was once also part of gold-winning women’s 4x400m relay and mixed 4x400m relay teams in the 2018 Asian Games. 

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