Singapore, Oct 3 (PTI) Singapore is celebrating its first athletic gold win in 49 years at the Asian Games with its Indian-origin sprinter Shanti Pereira winning the women’s 200m final in Hangzhou, China.
Pereira clocked 23.03 seconds to finish the race on Monday at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium. This is the first athletics gold medal for the city-state since 1974, when sprinter Chee Swee Lee had won the women’s 400m race.
China’s Li Yuting took the silver with 23.28 seconds and Bahrain’s Edidiong Ofonime Odiong came third at 23.48 seconds in the Monday race. Odiong’s compatriot, Salwa Eid Naser, was disqualified for a false start.