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LAWRENCE WONG – PROUD OF S’PORE SEA GAMES RUNNER SHANTI PEREIRA

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.

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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!

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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.]

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