Filipino sprinter Kristina Knott wins silver medal in Texas Relays

Kristina Knott  Texas Relays
Kristina Knott of the Philippines came in second place at 11.54 seconds in the women’s century dash event on Saturday. Photo from the 2019 SEA GAMES FB.

Filipino sprinter Kristina Knott has collected a silver medal for the Philippines in the 93rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas.

Knott clocked in at 11.54 seconds to finish behind American Kiara Parker during the women’s 100-meter dash event held at the Mike A. Myers Stadiumo on March 27, 2021 (March 28, PHL Time).

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Kristina Knott currently holds the Philippines’ national record for both the 100 meters and the 200 meters sprints.

In 2020, the Asian Games and Asian Athletics champion clocked in 11.27 seconds in an Iowa event to break fellow Filipino sprint champion Lydia de Vega’s Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) record n the 100-meter dash made in 1987. Knott had also broken de Vega’s Asian record in the 200-meter dash with 23.01 seconds during her gold-winning performance at the SEA Games held in the Philippines in 2019.

The 25-year-old Filipino-American is reportedly set to compete in five tournaments this year as she vies for a spot in the Tokyo Olympics.

Knott will next see action in the Pure Athletics meet in Clairemont, Florida this April.

The Philippines’ Kristina Knott hopes to join fellow Filipino athletes pole vaulter Ernest Obiena, gymnast Carlos Yulo, and pugs Eumir Marcial and Irish Magno who have already qualified for the Tokyo Summer Olympics.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to Filipino sprinter Kristina Knott for winning a silver medal for the Philippines in the 93rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays held at the Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.

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