Guwahati: Star athlete Hima Das, who is in Patiala to resume her training, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Reportedly, Hima’s media manager said there is nothing to worry about on the health front.
“Hima returned to Patiala on 10th. On 8th and 9th she was in Guwahati and she just had mild exhaustion. We thought it was nothing to worry about. She must have tested positive during compulsory tests at Patiala,” a local coach as quoted as saying to The Indian Express.
The national camp for athletics is slated to begin in the last week of October but Hima arrived earlier to get a headstart.
Hima Das shot to fame when she won 400m gold at the U-20 World Championships in Tampere, Finland in 2018.
By doing so she became the first Indian to win athletics gold in an international competition. She also had won two gold (women’s 4×400m, Mixed 4×400m) and silver (women’s 400m) at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.