Getting up after a fall the mantra for Pereira

Singapore sprinter Shanti Pereira feels the Olympics will be a good chance for her to break her 200m national record of 23.60 seconds as the level of competition will spur her on.
Singapore sprinter Shanti Pereira feels the Olympics will be a good chance for her to break her 200m national record of 23.60 seconds as the level of competition will spur her on.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

The fastest woman in Singapore over 200 metres happens to be pretty quick at getting new ink too. Veronica Shanti Pereira got her first tattoo last July and in the 12 months since, has added another five.

The first was a lightning bolt on her left Achilles, which represents her relationship with track and field. Her fifth, which is on the left side of her torso, also has a poignant meaning.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 21, 2021, with the headline 'Getting up after a fall the mantra for Pereira'. Subscribe