School sports

RI champ overcomes car crash injury to win A Div 200m

RI girl recovers from accident to win A Div 200m; coach says confidence has returned

Raffles Institution's Grace Shani Anthony (second from right) winning the A Division girls' 200m final at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium in 26.09sec, just 0.09sec off her personal best.
Raffles Institution's Grace Shani Anthony (second from right) winning the A Division girls' 200m final at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium in 26.09sec, just 0.09sec off her personal best.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

She won the Schools National B Division girls' 200m title in a personal best (PB) time of 26.00sec two years ago and was set to compete in the A Division last year.

But Grace Shani Anthony was then forced out of action for almost a year, following a car accident while holidaying in California in December 2017.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 26, 2019, with the headline ''Great comeback' for sprinter Grace'. Subscribe