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Kristina Knott shatters 200m record

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CAPAS, TARLAC — Kristina Knott made true to her promise.

A year after declaring it, the 24-year-old Filipino-American went on a strong surge during the women’s 200m heat, breaking both the SEA Games and national records with a time of 23.07 seconds, Saturday at the NCC Athletics Center here.

The previous games record was 23.3 seconds set by Supavadee Khawpeag back in 2001.

Zion Corrales-Nelson held the previous-record, finishing with 23.16 seconds. She set it last June during the NCAA (USA) Finals.

Before Corrales-Nelson, the legendary Lydia De Vega had a 33-year reign on the record with a time of 23.5 seconds. De Vega made the run in the US back in 1986.

The finals in the event takes place later in the day.

If Knott finishes with a time of 22.8 seconds, she will punch her ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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