National sprinter Shanti Pereira in a 'really good position' now

Sprinter learns from hard knocks in the past to emerge stronger for this year and beyond

National sprinter Shanti Pereira, 22, chatting with teammates during the launch of the Singapore Open Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium's OCBC Lounge yesterday. She will be competing in the women's 200m and 4x100m mixed relay toda
National sprinter Shanti Pereira, 22, chatting with teammates during the launch of the Singapore Open Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium's OCBC Lounge yesterday. She will be competing in the women's 200m and 4x100m mixed relay today and the women's 4x100m tomorrow.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

As Singapore Athletics (SA) announced its path to the sport's rejuvenation yesterday, which included the unveiling of three sponsors, national sprinter Shanti Pereira is also approaching the year with a new spring in her step.

The 22-year-old starts her season today at the Singapore Open Track and Field Championships at the National Stadium, where she will compete in the women's 200m and 4x100m mixed relay, and the women's 4x100m tomorrow.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 28, 2019, with the headline 'Pereira in a 'really good position' now'. Subscribe