SEA Games: ‘This is real, right?,’ says a stunned Shanti Pereira after win in women’s 200m

SEA Games: ‘This is real, right?,’ says a stunned Shanti Pereira after win in women’s 200m

HANOI – Singapore sprint queen Shanti Pereira captured her second women’s 200m SEA Games gold medal at the My Dinh Stadium on Saturday (May 14), seven years after she won her first on home soil.

The 25-year-old crossed the finish line in 23.52 seconds to win the race, rewriting her national record of 23.60sec in the process.

The Philippines’ Kyla Ashley Richardson was second in 23.56 while her sister Kayla Anise Richardson took the bronze in 23.87. 

Pereira was overwhelmed when her time was flashed on the screen, and emotion spilled over as her tears flowed freely on the track.

Later, with the Singapore flag clutched to her chest and wiping tears from her eyes, she asked The Straits Times: “This is real, right? This is real?”

This is the fourth consecutive SEA Games in which she has claimed a medal.

Assam Press