AFI issues apology for 'mocking' Hima's English

NEW DELHI: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Friday issued an apology for creating a point out about Hima Das' English talents on their reputable Twitter account.

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After Hima won her semi-final within the ladies's 400 metre tournament at the IAAF World U-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, the AFI tweeted a video with a caption which pointed out Hima's limited English talking talent.

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"#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!" the AFI had posted after the semi-final on Wednesday.

The put up caused an uproar which triggered the federation to issue a explanation on Friday, claiming that they did not mean to mock Hima's English.

"(We ask) Forgiveness from all the Indians, you have been hurt by one of our TWEET! The real purpose was to show that our runner is not afraid of any difficulty, inside or out of the ground! Regardless of the small village coming from, the speaker exclaimed abroad! Once again sorry for those who are angry, Jai Hind," the AFI wrote on Twitter.

The AFI alternatively, refused to delete the video, asserting that it does not intend to humiliate the star athlete.

"The Video is before final, video is great, so we will not DELETE it! see all! Once again sorry for those who are angry, thank you all for giving good luck to Hima! Jai Hind," the AFI tweeted.
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