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Dipna Lim Prasad (22-years-old) and T. Piriyah (21-years-old) became the first two Singapore female athlete to run below 57 seconds in 28 years for the women 400 metres event. They ran 56.23s & 56.46s respectively, shattering their previous personal best of 57.11 seconds for Piriyah and 57.49 seconds for Dipna in the quarter-mile event. The last person to run sub-57 seconds was Prema Govindan back in 1984 July where she ran 56.9 HT (prelims) and 56.4 HT (final) seconds at the National Inter School Championship. The duo who are former Singapore Sports School graduate are now both studying in NTU and is coached by Viatcheslav Vassiliev.
The current women 400 metres record is currently being held by Chee Swee Lee, a blistering 55.08 seconds which was set in 1974 at the Tehran Asian Games. Dipna and Piriyah are now respectively ranked 2nd and 3rd on the women all-time list behind Chee Swee Lee in the event.
Piriyah 400m Progression
2012 – 59.35 seconds
2011 – 58.24 seconds
2010 – 58.20 seconds
Dipna 400m Progression
2011 – 57.49 seconds
2013 SAA Track and Field Series 3 page