Shanti Pereira equals 200m national record but fails to progress to Commonwealth Games final

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SINGAPORE: Sprinter Shanti Pereira failed to qualify for the women's 200m final at the Commonwealth Games on Friday (Aug 5).

She clocked 23.46s in the semi-final, equalling the Singapore national record, which she set on Thursday during the 200m heats.

Pereira finished fifth in a race that was won by Nigerian Favour Ofili with a time of 22.66s.

The top two finishers of the three semi-finals, as well as the next two fastest runners across the races, make up the field for the women's 200m final, which will be held on Saturday.

Earlier this year, Pereira won gold in the women's 200m at the 31st Southeast Asian Games, setting a new national record with a time of 23.52s.

On Tuesday, Pereira also set a new national record in the 100m heats at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

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