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4X100m relay team can qualify for Tokyo Olympics, says Hima Das

Star sprinter Hima Das is confident that the Indian women s 4x100m relay team, of which she is a part, can qualify for the Tokyo Olympics during the World Athletics Relay in Poland next month. The top eight finishers in the World Relays on May 1 and 2 at Chorzow in Selisia will get automatic berths in the Tokyo Games, which is scheduled to begin on July 23. Hima, who is yet to qualify for the upcoming Olympics, is set to be a key member of the Indian 4x100m relay quartet, with the other three likely to be national record holder Dutee Chand, Archana Susenndran and S Dhanalakshmi. Himashree Roy and AT Dhaneshwari are the other members of the 4x100m relay team named by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI). Dutee will also be a part of the team, we are confident that we can qualify for the Olympics during the World Relays. We should do it, Hima told PTI in an interview. I am in very good shape and the other members are also doing good and preparing well. We have done really well


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