Asian Games 2018: Hima Das disqualified from 200m semifinals after false start

first_imgHima Das was disqualified from the 200m women’s semifinals at Asian Games 2018 after a false start moments after Dutee Chand qualified for the final after topping her race with a timing of 23 seconds.Hima will next be in action in the mixed 4x400m relay.Hima had won silver in 400m final on Sunday. It was her second national record in two days as she clocked 50.59 seconds to win the silver, behind Bahrain’s Salwa Naser who won the gold in a new Games record time 50.09 seconds.Hima had qualified for the final with a national record time 51.00 seconds yesterday, bettering the 14-year-old mark set by Manjeet Kaur (51.05) in Chennai in 2004.ASIAN GAMES 2018 FULL COVERAGE | MEDALSHima and Dutee Chand had then qualified for the semifinals of the 200m.While Dutee finished first in her race, Hima was disqualified after her false start. Hima had clocked 23.47 seconds in the heats earlier in the day.In July, Hima Das had shot to fame when she scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to win a gold at the world level as she clinched the top spot in the women’s 400m final race in the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships. Das, a pre-tournament favourite, had clocked 51.46s to win the gold, which triggered a wild celebration at the Indian camp.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more