New Delhi, September 19: Ace sprinter Hima Das will not be participating in the upcoming World Championships 2019 due to a back injury. The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Wednesday took to Twitter to provide the information and said: "Unfortunately 400m athlete Hima Das will not compete at the World Wrestling Championships 2019 in Doha due to back injury." Hima Das Appoint as New Brand Ambassador of Gatorade India.
On September 9, the AFI named seven women, including Hima, for the 4x400m relay and 4x400m mixed relay races at the World Championships to be held from September 27 to October 6 in Doha. Sprinter Dutee Chand was later added in 100m after she received an invite from IAAF.
See AFI's Tweet!!
Unfortunately 400m athlete #HimaDas will not compete at the @iaaforg World Championships 2019 #Doha2019 due to back injury.@g_rajaraman @Padmadeo @pragges @Vimalsports @kannandelhi @DiggySinghDeo @AndrewAmsan @IndiaSports @Media_SAI @imrahultrehan pic.twitter.com/RZ6CnGvTZo
— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) September 18, 2019
The ace sprinter from Assam has been suffering from a lower back pain after competing at the Asian Games last year. At the Asian Championships in Doha in Apri, she had pulled out of the individual 400m heats midway through the race. From July to August, Hima won six gold medals in different events (4 in 200m, one in 300m and one in 400m)