Pinay sprinter Kristina Knott advances to SEA Games final in record time

Karl Cedrick Basco, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 07 2019 10:04 AM | Updated as of Dec 07 2019 07:19 PM

Kristina Marie Knott of Philippines tops women’s 200 meters heat 1 with new SEA Games record of 23.07 seconds. Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News

CAPAS, Tarlac—Kristina Knott established a new Southeast Asian Games record in the women’s 200-meter sprint, when she clocked 23.07 seconds in the heats at New Clark City’s Athletics Stadium on Saturday.

Knott's time erased the mark set by Zion Rose Corrales-Nelson by 9-hundredths of a second. 

Corrales-Nelson timed 23.16 seconds in a Sacramento, Calif., competition in April.

Prior to Corrales-Nelson, Lydia de Vega held that 200-meters record for 33 years.

Knott progressed to the finals scheduled Saturday night.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this story stated that it was Knott who first broke de Vega's record. Philip Juico, president of the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association, the sport's national governing body, confirmed the correction. ABS-CBN News regrets the error. 

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