Athletics, Shanti Pereira, Tokyo Olympics

Athletics, Shanti Pereira

Olympics: Singapore's Shanti Pereira comes in last in 200m heats, does not advance to semis

Sprinter Shanti Pereira clocks 23.96s at Tokyo Olympics 200m heats, does not advance to semis

2/8/2021 5:51:00 AM

Sprinter Shanti Pereira clocks 23.96s at Tokyo Olympics 200m heats, does not advance to semis

TOKYO: Singapore sprinter Shanti Pereira recorded a time of 23.96s at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday (Aug 2) to finish last in her 200m heat. The ...

BookmarkTOKYO: Singapore sprinter Shanti Pereira recorded a time of 23.96s at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday (Aug 2) to finish last in her 200m heat.The race was won by Anthonique Strachan of the Bahamas in 22.76s. Jamaica's Shericka Jackson, who won bronze in the 100m on Saturday, could only manage a disappointing 23.26s to finish fourth.

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AdvertisementAdvertisementThe top three in each heat and the next three fastest advance to the semi-finals.Pereira's time of 23.96s was a season's best, according to the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC). She holds the national mark of 23.60s, which she recorded en route to victory at the 2015 SEA Games.

"I (haven't) raced (in a long time). I'm quite happy with my result ... satisfied ... to go below 24 (seconds)," she told reporters after the race.As for competing on athletics' biggest stage, she said while she had been to the World Championships, the Olympics was"just somehow different". headtopics.com

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Solid try. U are the best we had. Push one again! All best Ms Shanti.

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