Hima to play for India in World Relays

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Sprinter Hima Das has been included in India’s women 4x400m relay team for the World Relays. The event is scheduled to begin in Yokohama, Japan next month.

It may be noted that Hima has been selected despite pulling out of the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha due to lower back pain. The athlete dropped out midway through her 400-metres heats and was later ruled out of the Women’s 4x400m relay and Mixed 4x400m relay races.

For the World Relays, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has now named the same Men’s and Women’s 4x400m relay teams which featured in the Asian Championships.

In the Women’s 4x400m Relay team, those who will play alongside Hima are MR Poovamma, VK Vismaya, Saritaben Gayakwad, Prachi and Sonia Baishya.

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