Filipino-American sprinter Kristina Knott made national history on Sunday (PH time) as she broke a 33-year-old 100-meter dash record previously owned by two-time Olympian Lydia de Vega.
Knott bagged the silver medal at the Drake Blue Oval Showcase in Iowa, clocking in 11.27 seconds.
Knott’s finish surpassed de Vega’s Philippine record of 11.28 seconds.
The Philippine Sports Commission made the new record official on Sunday.
Congratulations Kristina Marie Knott for winning a silver medal at the 2020 @DrakeUniversity Blue Oval Showcase in Iowa, USA, and breaking the Philippine record for women’s 100m dash with 11.27 seconds.#GalingngAtletangPilipino#parasainangbayan#IAmSportsPositive pic.twitter.com/iblIqblUOc
— Philippine Sports Commission (@psc_gov) August 30, 2020
This was not the first time Knott eclipsed a de Vega record.
In the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, Knott clocked in a 23.01-second finish in the 200-meter dash, topping de Vega’s record of 23.35 seconds. John Ezekiel J. Hirro