The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) apologised to Hima Das for commenting on her spoken English skills.
The sports body had earlier this week posted a video on their official Twitter account after Das’ semi-final at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Finland.
AFI had the captioned the video: “#HimaDas speaking to media after her SF win at #iaaftampere2018 @iaaforg. Not so fluent in English but she gave her best there too. So proud of u #HimaDas Keep rocking & yeah,try ur best in final!.”
After backlash from Twitterati, the federation issued an apology. They also clarified that the tweet post about the Das’ semi-final was not intended to mock her but was only trying to say that the young sprinter is not scared of any kinds of challenges — be it off or on field.