Athletics: Shanti Pereira fails to make the cut for 200m at World Championships

Shanti Pereira after winning the SEA Games women's 200m sprint at the National Stadium on June 10, 2015.
Shanti Pereira after winning the SEA Games women's 200m sprint at the National Stadium on June 10, 2015. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

SINGAPORE- Shanti Pereira, Singapore's sole representative at the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships held at Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium, failed to qualify for the women's 200m semi-finals on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old Republic Polytechnic student finished last in Heat Five, with a timing of 24.22sec.

Her timing was short of her personal best of 23.60, set when she won gold at the SEA Games in June.

Competing for the first time since the biennial Games, Pereira ran beside Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown, the 2004 and 2008 Olympic champion, who won the heat in 22.79.