Star sprinter Hima Das is assured that the Indian girls’s 4x100m relay team, of which she is a component, can qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in the course of the World Athletics Relay in Poland subsequent month.
The high eight finishers within the World Relays on May 1 and a pair of at Chorzow in Selisia will get computerized berths within the Tokyo Games, which is scheduled to start on July 23.
Hima, who’s but to qualify for the upcoming Olympics, is about to be a key member of the Indian 4x100m relay quartet, with the opposite three prone to be nationwide file holder Dutee Chand, Archana Susenndran and S Dhanalakshmi.
Himashree Roy and AT Dhaneshwari are the opposite members of the 4x100m relay team named by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).
“Dutee will also be a part of the team, we are confident that we can qualify for the Olympics during the World Relays. We should do it,” Hima informed PTI in an interview.
“I am in very good shape and the other members are also doing good and preparing well. We have done really well (in the individual 100m) during the Federation Cup,” she added.
The 100m occasion within the Federation Cup in March was gained by Dhanalakshmi in 11.38 seconds whereas Chand and Suseendran have been second and third with 11.58 and 11.76 respectively.
Hima had gained one of many preliminary heats in 11.63 however was disqualified within the closing race after a false begin.
The 21-year-old from Assam, often called the ‘Dhing Express’, mentioned she might be working largely 100m and 200m within the training-cum-exposure tour of Turkey deliberate by the AFI from later this month.
“I will be running 100m and 200m during training. I will also take part in competitions (Olympic qualifying events) in an around Turkey,” she mentioned.
Hima is the reigning world junior 400m champion and silver medallist within the 2018 Asian Games within the one-lap race however has run solely 100m and 200m this season.
Asked if she is going to run 400m this season, she mentioned, “It is a decision to be taken by coach (Galina Bukharina) and the AFI. Everybody knows I have some issues in 400m, could not complete in the 2019 Asian Championships.”
Hima set a nationwide file of fifty.79 seconds in 400m in the course of the 2018 Asian Games however a again damage pressured her to tug out halfway by the one-lap race on the Doha Asian Championships in April 2019.
She ran two 400m races within the Czech Republic in 2019 however she solely clocked 53.07s in her final race in August that yr. She missed the 2019 World Championships in September because of the again damage.
Hima, a model ambassador of Adidas, additionally spoke in regards to the German sportswear large’s new initiative by a worldwide movie collection launched on Monday.
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“This perfectly suits me because I would not have come this far in my career had I thought it was impossible,” Hima mentioned.
SEEING POSSIBILITIES — as informed in daring, human movies — is about rebellious optimism, rooted within the objective from adidas within the energy of sports activities to alter lives, the sportswear large mentioned.