Asian Games 2018: Hima Das disqualified from 200m semi-final race

Hima Das

Jakarta, Aug 28: Indian sprinter Hima Das has been disqualified from 200m semi-final race due to a false start at the Asian Games 2018 on Tuesday. 

While another player Dutee Chand entered into the final by winning the semifinal in personal-best time of 23:00 seconds.

Earlier in a day, Das qualified for the semifinal in the women’s 200 m race.

According to the rulebook of the IAAF, the rule 162 regarding a false start says “An athlete, after assuming a full and final starting position, shall not begin his/her start until after receiving the report of the gun. If in the judgement of the Starter (including under Rule 129.6), he/she does so any earlier, it shall be a false start.

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