Golden Girl Hima Das on Tuesday set foot in India after displaying incredible performance at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia.
After her return, Hima allegedly cleared all the air about her statements against two individuals from Assam whom she had accused of exerting “tremendous pressure” ahead of her the 200 metre semifinal event.
Hima has clarified that the statements came “in the heat of the moment” and that there is no personal animosity towards any individual.
Speaking to the media, Hima said that it was a reaction coming out of the heat of the moment. There are no personal grudges against anyone in particular. She also urged the people not to make a mountain out of a molehill.
The ace sprinter repeated that there are many upcoming events which she wants to focus on, and getting involved in such unnecessary controversies won’t help anyone. The main target is an Olympic medal and she is working hard to bring more laurels to both the State and the country.
On August 28 Hima was disqualified following a false start in her women’s 200m semifinal after which taking to social media later in the evening, she blamed “two persons” from her home State for creating an unnecessary controversy, which she felt was the reason for her flop show.
On Tuesday, probed further on the reason behind her false start in the 200m semifinal, Hima confessed to being confused, considering the upcoming 4×400 metre mixed relay event in the next hour.
“There was bit of a confusion during the 200m semifinal as there were four gold medals at stake in the 4×400 mixed relay event. I could not afford to lose that. There was no such pressure during the 200m race but the focus was on the next event – the mixed relay,” she said.