“Even though I could not bring a medal, I am satisfied with my performance as an athlete,” Hima told media persons in Guwahati.
He said it was his first major international tournament after the injury. In June last year, Hima suffered a hamstring injury while running the 100m heat during the National Inter-State Athletics Championships.
“It took me a lot of effort to recover from my injury. But it gave me incredible mental strength to perform at the highest level against athletes from powerhouse countries. I always run for my time but now I am aware of its importance .0.01 microseconds,” he said.
This time Hima Das missed out on a shock in the final of the Commonwealth Games. The ace runner said that his focus is now on the upcoming Asian Games in the Chinese city of Hangzhou.
Hima Das became a sensation when she won the 2018 World Juniors gold medal in the 400m race in Tampere.
However, she clarified that she will compete in the 200m event at the Asian Games. The Indian sprinter failed to qualify for the women’s 200m final at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games.
Das finished third with a timing of 23.42s, while Australia’s Ella Connolly finished second with a time of 23.41s to register an automatic qualifying spot in the semi-finals.
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