Athletics: New national records in women's 400m hurdles and pole vault

Hurdler Dipna Lim-Prasad(left) and Pole Vaulter Rachel Yang (right). -- PHOTOS: ST FILE  
Hurdler Dipna Lim-Prasad(left) and Pole Vaulter Rachel Yang (right). -- PHOTOS: ST FILE  

Two more national records fell on Saturday at the Taiwan Open, adding to the women's 4x100m mark set on Friday.

Hurdler Dipna Lim-Prasad set a new 400m hurdles mark of 59.59sec in the heats, breaking her previous mark of 59.86 set in March. She qualified for the final, which will start on Saturday evening.

Pole vaulter Rachel Yang also set a new national record with a 3.85m effort at the same meet. It eclipsed her previous record of 3.83, and saw her finish fourth overall, one place ahead of 2013 SEA Games bronze medallist Riezel Buenaventura of Philippines.

On Friday, the quartet of Lim-Prasad, Shanti Pereira, Wendy Enn and Smriti Menon had set a new 4x100m record with a time of 46.44.