Kiren Rijiju, the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports activities, on Wednesday stated he spoke to sprinter Hima Das and advised her to not lose coronary heart on lacking the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
“Accidents are half & parcel of athlete’s life. I spoke to @HimaDas8 and advised her to not lose coronary heart on lacking the Olympics #Tokyo2020 and put together for 2022 Asian Video games, 2022 Commonwealth Video games, and 2024 Paris Olympics,” tweeted Rijiju.
Hima Das had sustained a hamstring damage whereas operating in 100m heats. The ladies’s 4x100m workforce clocked 44.15 seconds within the Nationwide Inter-State Athletics Championships and it was outdoors the focused time of 43.03 seconds.
The sprinter additionally tried to compete within the girls’s 200m closing, however she was not in a position to meet the qualification mark.
World Athletics will likely be publishing the checklist of certified athletes for the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.
Ace Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has certified for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics in each 100m and 200m races by way of the World Rankings quota on Wednesday.
22 spots have been accessible in 100m and 15 spots in 200m by way of the World Rankings route. Dutee Chand’s total place of World No. 44 in 100m and World No. 51 in 200m have been properly throughout the ranks to make her eligible to fly to Tokyo subsequent month.
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