SEA Games 2023: Seven things about sprinter Shanti Pereira
SMU alumna and national sprinter Shanti Pereira won her second consecutive women’s 200m gold on Monday after clocking a Games and national record time of 22.69sec at the Cambodia SEA Games. She will be aiming for a historic sprint double on Friday when she competes in the 100m. The Straits Times shared seven things about Shanti, including her being the first recipient of the SMU Yip Pin Xiu Scholarship. Shanti graduated from the SMU School of Accountancy in 2021, after being offered the Yip Pin Xiu Scholarship in August 2017. She was awarded the full sports scholarship, which is open to outstanding Singaporean athletes who “have shown and will continue to demonstrate the spirit of excellence, outshining in sports and representing Singapore with pride and glory”.