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India enter World Athletics Championships with low expectations

Medal is too far-fetched a thought and even hopes of making the finals seem barely believable as India enter the World Athletics Championship without two of their biggest stars -- the injured Neeraj Chopra and Hima Das.

Did AFI mismanage Hima Das’ injury?

There has been speculation about why Hima has struggled to post comparable timings after setting the national record of 50.79 seconds at the Asian Games in August last year after her breakthrough performance at the junior world championships.


Hima Das ruled out of World Championship due to back problem

"Unfortunately Hima will not be able to compete at the World Championships in Doha due to her back injury," the AFI said on Wednesday. This ends months of speculation over Hima's Worlds participation. She had been named as one of the women relay runners for India.

Gurpreet saves, Steve Smith's moves, Shubman Gill is in: The best sports reads of the week

Here's a roundup of the top sports reports of the week.

Hima Das's Worlds participation in doubt, name missing from AFI's initial entry

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) had on September 9 named seven women, including Hima, for the 4x400m relay and 4x400m mixed relay races. But it is learnt that Hima's name was missing in the initial entry submitted by AFI to the IAAF.

Hima Das in relay squad, with a caveat

A decision on Hima running the relays will be taken based on the feedback from sports medicine experts monitoring her, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) president Adille Sumariwalla told The Indian Express on Monday.


Hima Das named in World Athletics Championships team as relay runner

Hima Das could not qualify for her pet event 400m but she has been named to run in the women's 4x400m relay and the mixed 4x400m relay races.

Anjali Devi beats Hima Das's 400m season best timing at National Athletics meet

Anjali Devi ran the fastest 400-metre lap by an Indian for this season on Thursday, clocking 51.53 seconds at the National Inter-State Senior Athletics meet. This timing is more than half a second better than the season best by Hima Das.

Vismaya wins gold with new personal best in Czech Republic

VK Vismaya is perhaps the most improved Indian woman quartermiler training in Europe. Not long ago, she was considered the weak link in India's 400m women's relay team. Her timing of 52.12 from Wednesday is only 0.03 seconds slower than the season-best timing registered by Hima Das.

Hima Das, Anas win gold in 300m in Czech Republic

This was Hima Das' sixth gold in European races since July 2 though the field in most of them has been mediocre. Her last win was on July 20 when she clinched a gold in her pet 400m event at Nove Mesto in Czech Republic.

Hima Das Videos

Idea Exchange with Hima Das

National sprinter Hima Das talks about her experiences so far, how she prepares for every race, also shares her secret to success and how she keeps her focus on and off the field.

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand's remarkable comeback

Dutee Chand was India's sprint champion and looked set to win medals at events like the Commonwealth and Asian Games as well as Olympics. But she suddenly found herself out of the race, due to a natural condition. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i