Top quartermiler Hima Das has been named in India’s women 4x400m relay team for the World Relays which begin in Yokohama, Japan next month. Hima made the cut despite pulling out of the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha earlier this month due to lower back pain. Hima dropped out midway through her 400-metres heats and was later ruled out of the Women’s 4x400m relay and Mixed 4x400m relay races.
India’s Women 4x400m relay and Mixed 4x400m relay teams had won a silver each while the Men’s 4x400m relay team was disqualified for a rule infringement after initially being declared as silver medal winner.
For the World Relays, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has now named the same Men’s and Women’s 4x400m relay teams which featured in the Asian Championships.
The teams are:
In Men’s 4x400m Relay: Muhammed Anas, Rajiv Arokia, Jeevan KS, Kunhu Muhammed, Jithu Baby and Alex Anthony.
In Women’s 4x400m Relay: Hima Das, MR Poovamma, VK Vismaya, Saritaben Gayakwad, Prachi and Sonia Baishya.