Minister of Finance Lawrence Wong congratulated Singapore runner Shanti Perreira in a Facebook post, after she secured Singapore’s gold medal at the 31st SEA Games while setting a new national record in the 200m race.
Here is what he said
Shanti Pereira set our new national record and won her second women’s 200m gold medal at the 31st SEA Games today – seven years after she won her first on home soil in 2015.
I was at the National Stadium back then, when she secured Singapore’s first 200 metres sprinting gold medal in the 28th SEA Games. We celebrated and I remembered vividly her joy of achievement.
My warmest congratulations
to Shanti – our sprint queen, you have done us proud!
Top photo: [: Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth – MCCY./ With Shanti and Team Singapore at the 28th SEA Games opening ceremony.]
Bottom photo: [: Sport Singapore/ Jeremy Lee./ Shanti at the 31st SEA Games.]