GUWAHATI, April 19; Assam golden girl Hima Das has left for Doha, the capital of the peninsular Arabian Gulf country Qatar for the 23rd edition of the Asian Athletic Championships.
The sprinter will take part in the 4x400m Relay race of the athletic championship that begins from April 21 next.
Hima in a tweet informed her fans and well-wishers about her departure for Doha on Thursday:
Doha houses the Khalifa International Stadium which will transform into an Olympic-like platform, as the Asian Athletic Championships kickstarts on April 21 and which will continue till April 24.
The previous edition of the Asian Athletics Championships, which was held in Bhubaneswar, witnessed India bypassing China and Kazakhstan to emerge on top of the medal tally list with 22 medals.
There are obviously sky-high expectations from Hima Das to fetch back some laurels at Doha.
Notably, in the recently concluded Federation Cup Athletics, Hima won the gold medal in women 400mts but failed to qualify for the Asian Athletics Championships in this event.
However, Athletic Federation of India selected her in the 6-member 4X400mts women relay team. The other members in the squad are Poovamma, Saritaben Gaekwad, Jisna Mathew, Vismaya and Sonia Baishya.