New Delhi, Apr 27: In a major setback to India's Olympic Games preparation, the national women's 4x400m relay team has pulled out of next month's World Relays in Poland, sources from Athletics Federation of India (AFI) said on Tuesday.
The fastest runner in the squad, Anjali Devi, is yet to recover from an injury she had sustained in March, sources added.
The World Relays, scheduled to be held on May 1 and 2 in Chorzow, is a qualifying competition for Tokyo Olympics as well as 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA.
Earlier this month, the AFI had shortlisted six athletes for the 4x400m relay team. They were: MR Poovamma, Suhba Venkatesh, Kiran, Anjali Devi, R Revathi, VK Vismaya and Jisna Mathew.
The AFI will, however, send men's 4x400m and women's 4x100m relay squads to Poland.