Udisha Srivastav: Hima Das's Optimistic Message: I will bounce back

The Indian Sprinter Hima Das is perhaps going to miss the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games due to an accidental injury. However, in the face of this grave injury, her message remains inspirational and optimistic. She says, “I will bounce back.”

Unexpected Injury Of Hima Das

Hima das, a national camper, injured her muscle while participating in the 100m warms up on the second day of the 60th National Senior Inter-State Athletics Championships at Patiala. On the first day, she headed to the national camper’s women’s 4x100m sprint team to set a new match record.

The 21-year-old is also a member of the 4x400m mixed sprint team which qualified for the Tokyo Games by her outstanding performance in the Doha World Championships 2019.

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Hima Das journey To The “Indian Dhing Express “

Hima Das, also known as The Indian ‘Dhing Express’, is an excellent Indian sprinter who hails from Assam. 

She became the first Indian woman, undoubtedly the first-ever Indian athlete, to gain a gold medal in a global track game at the IAAF World U20 Championships. Commendably, she clocked a speed of 51.46 seconds in the game. Hima Das won a total of five gold medals in the Czech Republic in July 2019.  

The athlete strived to pull out of the 100m final and 4x100m relay final. On the fifth and final day of the match, Hima got to run the women’s 200m final.

The optimistic Hima came into the limelight after gaining 400m gold in the World Junior Championships in Finland in 2018. In the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games, she won a silver medal in women’s 400m, and was a portion of the gold medal-winning women’s 4x400m relay and mixed 4x400m relay groups.

Hima Das participated in women’s 400-meter, 200-metre, and 4×400-meter relays. At Asian Games in 2018, she grabbed a silver medal in the 4×400-metre mixed relay. She also set an under-Twenty record of 51.32 seconds to win sixth in the Commonwealth Games 400m final in Gold Coast in April 2018. She was also awarded the Arjuna Award by the President of India on September 25, 2018.

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“I Will bounce back”: Hima Says

“I will miss my first Olympics due to an untimely injury when I was close to achieving the qualification standard in my new events 100m and 200m,” Hima tweeted on Tuesday. 

“I would like to thank my coaches, support staff, and my teammates for their continuous support. But I will make a strong comeback and am looking forward to Commonwealth Games 2022, Asian Games 2022, and World Championship 2022.”

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Indian Participation Tokyo Olympics 2021

The number of Indian athletes participating in the Summer Olympic Games has seen an increase in each of its former three editions and all clues point to the excellent athletes proceeding with that fast trend for India at Tokyo Olympics this year.

Yes, more than hundreds of Indian athletes have qualified for this Olympics. This encompasses two relay and two hockey teams.

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Udisha Srivastav is a Freelance Content Writer with Femsay.com