Hima not frightened about qualifying for Olympics


New Delhi, July 12

Star sprinter Hima Das is just not dropping her sleep over qualifying for the Olympics, having included biking and a little bit of cricket in her “medium-intensity” coaching routine.

With no competitions lined up within the close to future as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, Hima is taking it simple.

“There are no immediate competitions and so we are just doing medium intensity training. Let us see when we pick up our training,” Hima instructed PTI from NIS Patiala.

“It is very hot here so we do only morning training. In the evening, we have spare time and I do cycling (in the velodrome) and even do bowling with cricket balls. I try to enjoy life as much as I can. My motto is ‘be positive and be happy’,” added the reigning junior world champion in 400m.

The pandemic has pushed again the Tokyo Olympics by a yr and the worldwide season stands suspended until November 30. “I am not worried about it (Olympics qualification), it will only create tension. There is a year still to go. Let us first pray that this pandemic ends quickly. Then the athletics season begins and there is a lot of time next year to qualify for the Olympics,” she stated.

Two years in the past on at the present time, Hima had gained the 400m gold within the World Junior Championships in Finland.

A lower-back harm has been troubling her for a while. “I am fit to undergo outdoor training and we have been doing that for the last 30-40 days,” she stated. — PTI



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