June 25, 2022
Asian Games 2018 Athletics News

I will try to improve my timings and qualify for the Olympics: Hima Das

I will try to improve my timings and qualify for the Olympics: Hima Das
Hima Das (IAAF)

Fresh from the triumph in the Asian Games, Hima Das said that she will continue to improve her timing and try to qualify for the Olympics in 2020. The 18-year old from Assam won 3 medal at the Asian Games- Gold in Women’s 4x400m and silver in Mixed 400x4m and 400m.

I will continue to improve my timing- Das

“There is only two years for the Olympics and I do not know whether I will qualify or not but I will continue trying to improve my timing.

Das, who is also the sports ambassador of Assam said that Athletics Federation of India and Indian Olympic Association along with her coaches will decide the place of her future training venue.

“Wherever they send us to practice, we will go,” she said.

The ace sprinter also thanked Assam government for their continuous support. She said that the sports policy in the state will produce more athletes.

“Hopefully, at least 10-15 sportspersons will get medals in the next Asiad,” she added.

Key to Success

“Rigorous training, good nutrition and practice in suitable weather are the key to success,” she said.

The Assam government felicitated Hima at a function yesterday and presented a cheque of Rs 1.6 crore

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