21-year-old Indian sprinter, Hima Das has tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, 13 October. He has vowed to come back strong.
New Delhi: Sprinter Hima Das has tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, 13 October. Das took to Twitter and wrote, “I would like to inform everyone that I have been tested positive for COVID-19. I am stable and currently in isolation. I am using this time to recover and be stronger than ever.” A gentle reminder for everyone to stay safe and wear a mask.”
The Arjuna Awardee has said that it is a reminder for all to stay safe and follow government protocols against COVID-19. Hima Das is currently on a break to repair her hamstring injury. Hima Das, the 2018 Under-20 world champion in 400m, could not qualify for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the first year. She was injured in the 100m heat of the National Inter-State Athletics Championships in June.
Das has said that she is fine now and in quarantine and she will use this isolation period to work on herself and come back stronger.
Hima Das was in good shape for the Olympics at the Federation Cup in March and clocked 23.21s, missing the 200m Olympic qualifying mark in 22.80s.
First published:October 13, 2021, 3:28 pm