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Hima Das thanks fans for support, says focus on Olympics now

August 27, 2018 11:16 IST

Hima Das celebrates after winning the silver at the Asian Games on Sunday

IMAGE: India's Hima Das celebrates after winning the silver in the 400m event at the Asian Games. Photograph: Kind courtesy, Hima Das/Twitter

Indian sprinter Hima Das, who bagged a silver medal in the women's 400 m final at the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games, said she was hopeful of giving her best performance for India in the 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo.


Speaking to ANI, Das said, "I am satisfied with my performance. I don't think about medals. I just think of bettering my own time. I am happy I was able to better my mark. I am also thinking about Olympics like other athletes, will try to perform best for India."

The Assamese girl also took to Twitter to thank her fans for their backing.

“It was wonderful moment for me winning silver medal for my country in the Asian Games. Thank you everyone for your support. Looking forward to my other events. Love you all,” she posted on her Twitter handle.

The Indian sprinter clocked 50.79 seconds to win the silver, behind Bahrain's Salwa Naser who won the gold with a timing of 50.09 seconds. Elina Mikhina of Kazakhstan settled for the third spot, clocking a timing of 52.63 seconds.

The 18-year-old, who had qualified for the final with a record time of 51.00 seconds on Saturday, bettered it again on Sunday.

India's total medal tally at the prestigious tournament now stands at 36 with seven gold, ten silver, and nineteen bronze.