New Delhi, Sep 4 (CNMSPORTS) - Star sprinter Hima Das on Tuesday backtracked from her statements against two individuals from Assam whom she had accused of exerting "tremendous pressure" ahead of her flunked 200 metre semi-final at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.
Hima has clarified that the statements came "in the heat of the moment" and she had no personal animosity towards any individual.
"It was a reaction coming out of the heat of the moment. There are no personal grudges against anyone in particular. Let's not blow the controversy out of proportion and mind our own businesses. Let bygones be bygones," Hima told IANS here.
"There are many upcoming events which I want to focus on, and getting involved in such unnecessary controversies won't help anyone. The main target is an Olympic medal and I am working hard to bring more laurels to both my state and the country," she reiterated.
On August 28, around an hour before she claimed the silver in the mixed 4X400 metres relay along with Muhammed Anas, Rajiv Arokia and M.R. Poovamma, the teenaged Assam girl was red-carded following a false start in her women's 200m semi-final.