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Pinay Sprinter Kristina Knott Secures A Gold Medal Finish As She Sets A New SEA Games Record

Kristina ran the 200-meter sprint.

On December 7, Pinay sprinter Kristina Knott clinched a gold medal for the Philippines as she dominated in the women’s 200-meter sprint at New Clark City’s Athletics Stadium.

Kristina clocked in 23.07 seconds in the heats which beat the current record set by Zion Rose Corrales-Nelson. Zion clocked in with a time of 23.16 seconds during a Sacramento, California competition in April 2019, ABS-CBN reported. 

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Previously, Filipina Lydia De Vega held the record for the world’s fastest sprint clocking in at 23.35 in 1986.

Meanwhile, GMANews reported that Kristina beat the SEA Games record anew later on in the day finishing her sprint at 23.01 seconds. The previous SEA Games record holder of 23.30 was set by Thailand’s Supavadee Khawpeag in 2001.

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Vietnam’s Tu Chinh Le took home silver with 23.45 seconds, and Singapore’s Veronica Shanti Pereira secured the bronze clocking in at 23.77 seconds.

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