Athletics: Shanti Pereira wins women's 200m event at S'pore Open

Singapore sprint queen Shanti Pereira came within a whisker of setting another national record at the Singapore Open Track and Field Championships on Sunday, clocking 24.00sec to win the women's 200m event.

The timing was just 0.01sec off her own national mark in the event.

She finished ahead of Indonesia's Tri Setyo Utami (24.59) and Lusiana Satriani (25.09).

Shanti had already posted a new national mark in the women's 100m (11.80), as well as played a part in the new 4x100m relay record (46.64).

She said: "The whole goal for me this competition was to just do my best because I haven't been doing well in the past few competitions. There wasn't any pressure, I just kept in mind to do my best no matter what.

"I'm really excited about the SEA Games. This competition has shown me that I'm at my top form and it's really allowed me to look forward to the upcoming SEA Games (in June)."