5 questions with...

Shanti Pereira

If national sprinter Shanti Pereira had a theme song, what would it be? She tells all in a candid interview.

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Q What's on your pre-race Spotify list?

A I usually listen to rap before my race, like Kanye West and Drake.

Q What are you watching on Netflix?

A I just finished Money Heist and I kinda like to watch shows like in the background so when I do that, it's Friends or How I Met Your Mother.

Q What's your theme song?

A Glamorous by Fergie.

Q Your signature phrase.

A Oh my gosh, you're so annoying.

Q Which athlete do you want to be for a day?

A I'll be (Jamaican sprinter) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, just because as an athlete she's amazing and I want to try on her different wigs when she's racing.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 10, 2019, with the headline 'Shanti Pereira'. Print Edition | Subscribe