During the Inter-State Athletics Championship in Patiala, Sprinter Hima Das sustained a 'muscle pull' injury in the 100m heats. The information was revealed by the Athletics Federation on Twitter. The 21-year-old athelete is unlikely to make in Tokyo Olympics if the injury is serious, as she is yet to qualify for the showpiece. However, she entered the finals but her participation is yet to be confirmed.
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Long jumper M Sreeshankar qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games on March 16, besides improving his own national record at the Federation Cup National Athletics Championships. With a splendid 8.26m leap in his fifth attempt, Shreeshankar surpassed the Olympic qualification mark set at 8.22m. Additionally, in the women's 100m sprint finals, while Hima Das suffered a red card for a false start, Tamil Nadu's Dhanalakshmi defeated national record… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal inducted sprinter Hima Das as Deputy Superintendent (DSP) of Police in the state on February 26. While CM Sonowal proclaimed that Hima's induction would inspire youths to pursue excellence in sports, Das aka ‘Dhing Express’ called the appointment a dream come true. The Asian Games silver medalist announced to work for promoting sports and staunchly uphold her sports career alongside her job.
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