Sprinter Hima Das on Saturday sustained a muscle pull during the 100m heats at the ongoing National Inter-State Athletics Championships in Patiala.
The severity of her injury could not be ascertained.
“We hope Hima Das recovers ASAP after muscle pull during 100m heats this morning at Inter-State meet,” the Athletics Federation informed on Twitter.
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Hima, who is on the verge of missing out on Tokyo Olympics as she is yet to qualify for the showpiece, did complete the race and finished third in heat 3 with a timing of 12.01 seconds. In the process, she also qualified for the final to be held on Saturday evening, but her participation in the title race is still not confirmed.
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If the injury turns out to be serious, it will be a big blow to 4x100m women’s relay team’s qualification bid…