A hamstring injury has put dark cloud over the possibility of Hima Das’ qualification for 4x100m women’s relay quartet event in the Tokyo Olympics. 

Hima Das suffered a hamstring injury during 100m heats at the National Inter-State Athletics Championships underway in Patiala on Saturday. 

Karnataka’s AT Dhaneshwari will replace Hima Das in the 4x100m women’s relay team, as the Indian women quartet will make a final bid for Olympics qualification during the ongoing National Inter-State Championships. 

The other members of the quartet will be national record holder Dutee Chand, Dhanalakshmi and Archana Suseendran. 

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For the Indian women’s 4x100m relay team to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, it needs to clock below 43.04 seconds. 

The women’s 4x100m relay final in the National Inter-State Athletics Championships is scheduled to be held on Tuesday. 

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