The Filipina sprinter shattered two records in her SEA Games debut

By Nicole Ganglani | Photo from

Kristina Marie Knott, the Philippines’ representative in the 200-meter dash, ran her way to the gold as she finished first in the tournament held today, Dec. 7 in New Clark City. 

Knott finished in 23.07 seconds in the women’s 200-meter finals to surpass Zion Corrales-Nelson’s record of 23.01. The 24-year-old also edged out Vietnam’s Le Tu Chinh and Singapore’s Shanti Pareira to claim another gold for the Philippines. 

Prior to the finals, Knott already set a new record after clocking 23.07 seconds in the preliminaries. Before Knott shattered her new record today, Corrales-Nelson’s 23.35-second finish last year was the first to break the 33-year-old SEA Games record  Lydia de Vega set in 1986. 

As of writing, the Philippines has won 222 medals, specifically 88 gold, 67 silver, and 67 bronze [medals] in the 30th SEA Games

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest sports news and active lifestyle and fitness features you need