Assam: Indian sprinter Hima Das has vowed to come back stronger and is aiming for heavily loaded 2022 which will see Commonwealth Games, the Asian Games and the World Championships. The ‘Dhing Express’ missed out on the Tokyo Olympics flight after sustaining an injury during Inter-State Athletics Meet in Patiala.
Das injured her hamstring injury last month while competing in 100m heats at the Inter-State meet. She was also a member of the women’s 4x100m relay team at the same competition that failed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. Although she raced in the women’s 200m but finished disappointing sixth.
— Hima (mon jai) (@HimaDas8) July 6, 2021
In a tweet on Tuesday, Das thanked her coaches and teammates and vowed to make a strong recovery from her injury. “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,” she wrote
“I would like to thank my coaches, support staff, and my teammates for their continuous support. But I will make a strong comeback and looking forward to Commonwealth Games 2022, Asian Games 2022, and World Championship 2022,” the tweet added.
Das rose to prominence in 2018 when she became the first Indian woman to win a global title at the World Junior Championships in Finland in the 400m. She went on to establish herself as a formidable one-lap runner, winning 400m silver, women’s 4x400m relay and mixed 4x400m relay gold medals at the 2018 Asian Games.