Athletics: Recovery a priority for injured sprint star Shanti Pereira

A tearful Shanti Pereira in agony after the 100m final. She pulled up in obvious pain after 30m but managed to hobble across the finish line. She has to skip the 200m and 4x100m relay.
A tearful Shanti Pereira in agony after the 100m final. She pulled up in obvious pain after 30m but managed to hobble across the finish line. She has to skip the 200m and 4x100m relay.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Pereira equals 100m national mark but hamstring injury puts sprinter's Asiad hopes in doubt

National sprinter Shanti Pereira went from delight to despair in only three hours on the first day of the Singapore Open Track and Field Championships yesterday.

She equalled her 11.73sec national record in the 100m heats at 2.25pm to advance fourth fastest, raising hopes of a new mark in the final scheduled for 5.35pm.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 12, 2018, with the headline 'Recovery a priority for injured star'. Print Edition | Subscribe