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31st SEA Games [Athletics]: Shanti Pereira, Marc Brian Louis, Goh Chui Ling and Men's 4x400m win big

Singapore's track athletes added four more medals to a burgeoning trophy cabinet on day six of the 31st SEA Games as Shanti Pereira, Marc Brian Louis, Goh Chui Ling and Men's 4x400m celebrate podium finishes

Marc Brian Louis (left) and Shanti Pereira celebrate podium finishes for the men's and women's 100m at the 31st SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam. PHOTO: CHERYL TAY, SPORTPLUS.SG

Hanoi, Vietnam, 17 May 2022 - Singapore's Sprint Queen Shanti Pereira has won yet another medal for Singapore on the final day of track and field events at the 31st SEA Games in Vietnam, as Singapore won four more medals from track and field for an impressive away Games medal haul for Singapore Athletics.

Watch the highlights of Singapore athletes from final day of track and field events at the 31st SEA Games Hanoi, Vietnam here on Studio Plus

This time the 25 year-old bagged a silver in the Women's 100m finals to add to her 200m gold, turning in her best performance at the SEA Games in the Women's 100m and making it her best medal haul at a SEA Games.

She clocked a time of 11.62 seconds just 0.04 seconds shy of her personal best.

Sprinting across the finish line in a nail-biting finish, Shanti came in just a split second after Kayla Richardson of the Philippines' 11.60 seconds, and ahead of Thailand's Supanich Poolkerd (bronze) who completed the race with a time of 11.66 seconds.

A gleeful Shanti Pereira poses for the cameras after the medal presentation ceremony. PHOTO: CHERYL TAY, SPORTPLUS.SG

Her performance at this year's 100m sprint event is one better than her outings at the Philippines 2019 SEA Games, Kuala Lumpur 2017 SEA Games, and Singapore 2015 SEA Games - having taken bronze in all three editions.

Men's 100m Finals

Her compatriot Marc Brian Louis was also in the thick of 100m sprint action, clocking a time of 10.56 seconds in the men's 100m finals to claim his second medal at this year's Games.

Marc Brian Louis in good form as he approaches the finish line in the Men's 100m Finals. PHOTO: CHERYL TAY, SPORTPLUS.SG

Louis came into the event buoyed by the men's recent 4x100m sprint relay bronze, a first sprint relay medal won by Singapore at the Southeast Asian Games since 2015. You can read more about it here.

It was also the prodigious young talent's SEA Games debut, and an impressive achievement from a team averaging just 20.5 years-old, with the team of four also comprising Joshua Chua, Mark Lee and Ian Koe.

Singapore's Goh Chui Ling and Angela Hu all smiles right after the Women's 10,000m Finals. PHOTO: CHERYL TAY, SPORTPLUS.SG

Women's 10,000m Finals

In the Women's 10,000m Finals, middle distance runner Goh Chui Ling also claimed her second medal at these Games to complete a double bronze. She clocked a time of 39 minutes 22.26 seconds to come in behind Vietnam’s gold medalist Pham Thi Hong Le (35:56.38) and Myanmar’s silver medalist Khin Mar Se (38:22.01).

Goh Chui Ling making her way around the 400m track of the My Dinh National Stadium in the women's 10,000m finals. PHOTO: CHERYL TAY, SPORTPLUS.SG

An appeal was lodged against Vietnam’s Lo Thi Thanh for the use of unapproved footwear. Lo had initially finished second with a time of 36:32.84, but was eventually disqualified which saw Khin upgraded from fourth to second spot after it was discovered that she had run an extra lap.

Singapore's Angela Hu in action on the track, chasing towards the finish line. PHOTO: CHERYL TAY, SPORTPLUS.SG

Also competing in the 10,000m finals was another Singaporean runner and Goh Chui Ling's teammate Angela Hu. Hu crossed the finish line with a time of 40:34:16.

Men's 4x400m Relay

In the Men’s 4x400m relay, Calvin Quek, Thiruben Thana Rajan, Reuben Lee and Tan Zong Yang also claimed bronze after finishing in 3:11.09, behind team Thailand (3:07.58) and team Vietnam (3:08.52).

The men's 4x400m relay team all smiles after achieving yet another significant milestone for Singapore in the final day of track and field events at the 31st Vietnam SEA Games. PHOTO: CHERYL TAY, SPORTPLUS.SG

For more photos of track and field events at the 31st SEA Games, visit our photo gallery here.


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