“I really cannot describe how happy I am.”

It’s okay, Shanti.

These pictures pretty much do the job:

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What else would you expect 18-year-old Veronica Shanti Pereira to say after a sprint win that’s (literally) greater than glory?


Yesterday (10 June) at the SEA Games, someone finally annihilated sprint hero Glory Barnabas’ 200m national record.

Oh, and she set a new personal best while at it.

This is what being faster than a legend looks like

23.60s is the time it took to break the 42-year-long record held by Glory, who’s in her 70s (YES, IT’S BEEN THAT LONG) now.

See what it looks like for yourself:

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Also, watch Shanti say hi to the crowd really cutely (skip to 0:50, you’re welcome):

Note how she’s part of the minority who doesn’t bare the belly.

Seems like destroying records ain’t enough for the sprint star, who also conveniently destroys the myth that dressing skimpily on track = winning.

You’d think she’ll send us love after the race, but this was before:

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For being such a sweetheart and winning Singapore’s first athletics gold, here’s us sending love back from our office:

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We love you and sincerely hope nobody throws autograph books at you.

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With references from Channel NewsAsia, 50faces.sg