SINGAPORE: Shanti Pereira set her third national record in as many days as she clocked 22.89s in the women’s 200m heats at the Australian Track and Field Open in Brisbane on Sunday (Apr 2).
In doing so, the Singaporean smashed her own record of 23.16s set in the 200m final at the Brisbane Track Classic on Mar 25, where she finished third.
Pereira’s new record time would have been enough for her to win gold at the last five editions of the Asian Games.
On Saturday, the 26-year-old broke her own new national record in the 100m, winning the final in Brisbane in 11.37s.
That was 0.01s faster than the previous national record she set in the heats of the event on Friday.
Pereira, who was the fastest qualifier in the 200m on Sunday, will compete in the final later in the day.