Assam’s sprint queen Hima Das, will not take part in the mixed-team relay at Asian Games 2018.
She is India’s fastest female quarter-miler with a personal best of 51.13 secs clocked in July in Guwahati,
The newly crowned champion in the IAAF World U-20 Championships, Hima is likely to focus on individual sprint (200m and 400m) events during the next month’s Asian Games in Jakarta.
She will skip the newly-introduced mixed-team 4x400m relay.
Reportedly, there is a clash of event timings and so Hima‘s name had to be withdrawn from the mixed-team relay. According to national coach Basant Singh it is difficult for one athlete to take part in both the events.