Hima Das, a sprinter, suffered a muscle pull during the 100m race on Saturday at the current national inter-state athletics championship in Patiala and may miss the qualifying race for the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
The Athletics Federation Of India tweeted the news about Hima Das pulling a hamstring this mornig.
We hope Hima Das recovers ASAP after muscle pull during 100m heats this morning at Inter-State meet.The Athletics Federation Of India
Hima, who is on the verge of missing out on the Tokyo Olympics because she has yet to qualify, finished third in race 3 with a time of 12.01 seconds.
She also qualified for the final on Saturday night, yet she has not yet been confirmed to take part in the title race.
In cases of severe injury, the qualification battle of the 4x100m women’s relay team for the Tokyo Games is a major blow because Hima is an integral part of the quartet, including Dutee Chand, Dhanalakshmi, and Archana Suseendran.
If she doesn’t reach the relay team, Hima is unlikely to get it to Tokyo. However, Assam’s starting sprinter also attempts to qualify for the 200m event at the Games.