Hima has won the 200m race in the Indian Grand Prix meet. The 21-year-old 2018 world junior 400m champion hasn’t done well over the one-lap race since April 2019 due to lower back pain. She has now switched to shorter sprints- 100m and 200m.
Her winning time of 23.31 seconds in her first race after a long layoff due to back injury could be seen as good performance, but it fell short of Tokyo Olympic qualification time of 22.80 seconds at Patiala’s National Institute of Sports here.
She is also one of the key runners in the national women’s 4x100m relay team.
Two of his relay squad teammates — Arokia Rajiv (Tamil Nadu) and Muhammed Anas Yahiya (Kerala) — were locked in a fascinating contest over the 200m sprint — part of their overall preparations. Arokia Rajiv defeated Anas, who holds the national record, by 0.20 seconds, with a time of 21.24 seconds.