Singapore’s young 4X100m women’s relay squad has broken a national junior record, and picked up a gold medal in the process.
The quartet broke the record during a Southeast Asian Games test event in the Philippines last weekend.
The quartet which is made up of Bernice Liew, Elizabeth-Ann Tan, Haanee Hamzah and Clara Goh posted a timing of 46.68sec to erase the old mark by 0.1s which was set in 2014 by Jannah Wong, Kugapriya Chandran, Eugenia Tan and Shanti Pereira.
“We tried the junior squad this time around to test and familiarise themselves with the track and the pressures. Breaking the record came as a pleasant surprise,” coach Melvin Tan told the New Paper.
Tan is hoping for his relay squad to earn a medal at the upcoming SEA Games in the Philippines.
Singapore’s women relay sprinters have not been on the medal standings for the 4X100m since the 1997 SEA Games in Jakarta.
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