Singapore- Singapore Athletic Association (SAA) announced earlier today that sprinter Shanti Pereira has accepted the universality place and will represent Singapore at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
World Athletics’ Olympic qualification system states that National Olympic Committees with no male or female qualified athlete or relay team will be allowed to enter their best ranked male athlete or their best ranked female athlete in one athletic event, with the exception of the Combined Events, 10,000m and 3000m Steeplechase.
Shanti Pereira was selected as the nominated universality entry in accordance with SAA’s selection criteria. Shanti Pereira will be competing in the women’s 200m dash event. She is the current national record holder with a timing of 23.60 (+0.3 m/s) from the 2015 Southeast Asian Games.
SAA’s selection criteria can be found here: https://www.singaporeathletics.org.sg/32nd-olympic-games-tokyo-2020
Schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games can be found here: https://olympics.com/tokyo-2020/en/schedule/
Photo credit: SNOC
2nd Jul 2021