CAPAS, Tarlac—Kristina Knott redeemed herself after bowing to Vietnam’s Tu Chien Le in the women’s 100-meter dash finals.
The 24-year-old Knott passed the baton to Eric Cray, and they helped Team Philippines get the gold medal in the 4×100-meter mixed relay of the 30th Southeast Asian Games athletics meet last Sunday at the New Clark City stadium here.
“I redeemed myself. So, I’m not looking at the past anymore,” said Knott.
Le retained the century dash crown in 11.56 seconds, and frustrated Knott as she relentless chased her from start to finish, and stumbled to the ground after she crossed the finish line.
Knott, who captured the gold medal in the women’s 200-meter dash in record-breaking fashion after getting past Le, settled for the silver in 11.55 seconds.
She will now have an opportunity for a third gold medal in her last event, which is in the 4×100-meter relays.
“I don’t know (what happened),” stated Knott when asked about her stint in the 100-meter dash.
But Knott agreed that the breaks went Le’s way in the end.
Knott came in fast from the left side of the tartan track at 23.07 seconds and upset defending champion Thu Chinh Le of Vietnam, and this earned the women’s 200-meter run gold medal last Saturday.
And she made history as Knott broke Asian sprint queen Lydia de Vega-Mercado for the third time this year.
The SEA Games record used to belong to Khawpeag Supavadee of Thailand when she notched a 23.3 second feat back in 2001.