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Article by Andrew Pirie

Vice President of the ATFS

Kristina Marie Knott improved on her season’s best and SEA lead of 11.35 set on April 10 at Miramar, Florida. With an 11.28 clocking, Knott’s 2nd best 100m time behind her run last year of 11.27. It also is the same mark as the former national record of Lydia De Vega.

Knott placed 5th in the LSU Alumni Gold meet at Louisianna State University, Baton Rouge.  The race was won by Aleia Hobbs in 10.91 from Tamara Clark 10.96, followed by Mikiah Brisco and Symone Mason sharing 11.02. Hobbs is the 2018 US National Champion and part of the USA Team 4×100 that took the gold at the world relays.

Knott did not run the 200 meters.

The Olympic Qualifier for the Women’s 100 Meters is 11.15. 11.28 ranks Knott 54 out of 56 during the selection period for the Olympics. Lists will be updated here.

Kristina Knott Biography



Kristina Knott Parents?

To address a lot of questions, we are getting on the Pinoyathletics Facebook Page. Regarding how Kristina Knott is eligible to represent the Philippines. 

Kristina Knott is not a pure Black American. Kristina Knott’s parents? She has a black American father and a Filipino mother. Her Filipino Mother, Rizalina Lamb, is from Imus, Cavite. So she is entitled to run for the Philippines because her mother is a Filipino. And she has made the requirement of securing a Filipino Passport with no technicalities; it was a pretty smooth process.

Interestingly Kristina Knott was not born in the United States but in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean.

Sha’carri Richardson storms to a 10.72 World Lead, Knott barges into 100 Finals at Miramar.

April 10, Miramar Florida 

Sha’Carri Richardson (USA) blazed to the fastest time in the World with 10.72 at the Miramar Invitational in Florida. Meanwhile, Filipino athlete Kristina Marie Knott barged into the final with 11.35 in the heats and then 11.35 again. Improving on her season’s best from last week and SEA Lead of 11.36.

Kristina Knott Philippines & SEA Records in the 60m, 100m, and 200m. The Olympic qualifying standards are 11.15 and 22.80 for the Tokyo Olympics. With plenty of time as the cut-offs will be June 29. 

Knott’s next meet will be at the LSU Meet on April 24.


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  1. Full Report on Miramar Invitational
  2. Full Results Here

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Kristina Knott Philippines adds SEA Lead in 100m and 200m for 2021

April 4, 2021

Kristina Knott had her second outdoor competition for 2021. This time at the Pure Spring Break Invitational at the National Training Centre in her hometown of Orlando, Florida, USA. 

Kristina Knott Philippines qualified 4th overall winning heat 3 in 11.57 seconds. One and a half hours later was the final; Knott then finished the second l with a season’s best of 11.36 (+1.3), improving on her 11.54 from last week in Texas. Angela Gabriela Tenoria of Ecuador took first place in 11.33 (PB 10.99 2015).

Kristina Knott’s time was .09 seconds behind the national record she set last year in Pennsylvania. 

One Hour and fifteen minutes later, Kristina Knott lined up for her first race of the evening, running in the Women’s B Race of the 200 Meters. She came in third in 23.61 (+1.1), which takes the Southeast Asian leading time from Kayla Richardson 24.19. 400 Meter specialist Lyanna Irby who had topped the 100-meter heats earlier with 11.20 but did not join the finals, won heat 2 in 22.75, followed by Na’asha Robinson in 23.45. 

The Women’s 200m A-Race was won by Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas, who clocked 22.03 and leads the list of qualifiers for the 2021 Olympics with a 21.74 time during the qualification period. 

Very impressive was Fred Kerley, the 2019 US Champion and World Bronze medalist at 400. Who won the Men’s 100m in a Personal best of 10.03 (+1.0) from Jaylen Bacon 10.18 and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake 10.28. After backing up a 10.06 (+1.7) to top the heats. 

The shock, however, came in the Men’s 200m, as the C-Race winner 17-year-old Erriyon Knighton opened his season with a personal best of 20.31(+1.7) and finished ahead of the more established Josephus Lyles, who won the A race in 20.37 (+1.6) and Jereem Richards (+2.1 m/s) who won the B Race. It will be interesting to see Knighton vs. Slade. Slade clocked 20.27 (+2.5) last week to get the better of Trayvon Bromell 20.29.

*Please note Philippine newspapers second place, not a silver medal reported last week at Texas Relays.

Kristina Knott SEA Lead in 100m for 2021

March 27, 2021

Kristina Knott clocked her season opener at the  93rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas. 

There were just 4 starters in the Women’s Invitational race, with just 3 finishing after Ashley Henderson of Asics pulled up after about 40 meters. 

Kiara Parker (Asics), a PB of 11.02 from 2019, won the race at 11.20. Followed by Kristina Knott of the Philippines in 11.54. Crystal Manning, the only other person to finish the race, was well behind in 12.52.

Knott holds the 60, 100, 200 records for the Philippines. She clocked 11.27 last August 30 at Desmoines, Iowa. Which unfortunately was outside the Olympic Qualifying period. Which resumed in December of 2020.  The Olympic qualifying is 11.15, and the top 56 is 11.33 as of 27/03/21.

However, Knott 11.54 is the fastest time in South East Asia for 2021 and ties Le Tu Chinh of Vietnam’s winning time in the 2019 SEA Games. 

Knott’s run makes it a 1-2-3 on the 2021 SEA Rankings for the Philippines. With Kayla Richardson clocking 11.80 and Kyla Richardson 11.85 this month. Shanti Veronica of Pereira is ranked 4th after running 12.10 at the Singapore Allcomers. This puts the Philippines at a good chance at the Womens 4×100 in Hanoi at SEA Games, a title that they have never won at SEA Games level, even with the great Lydia De Vega and Elma Muros.

Tiana Wilson (Arkansas) won the Womens 100m College race at Texas Relays was won by Tiana Wilson (Arkansas) in 11.12 after her brilliant 7.14m won in the Long Jump the other day. Thelma Davies (LSU) 11.21, and Cambrea Sturgis (N. Carolina AT&T) 11.23 filled the top 3 places.

The Womens Invitational 200m was won by Gabrielle Thomas (New Balance) 22.17 from Jenna Pramdini (Puma)  22.43 and Morolake Akinosun (Nike) 22.53.

KK does it again rips 60-meter record down Further

31 January 2021

Meanwhile, Kristina Knott of the Philippines did it also with another Philippines National Indoor Record for the women’s 60m. At the American Track League II in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Knott stopped the clock at 7.26 seconds. This surpassed the 7.32 National indoor record she set at the KMS Invitational last weekend.

Knott placed 3rd overall in the heats but opted not to contest the final. She placed 2nd in her heat behind National Indoor Champion Mikiah Brisco (USA), who clocked 7.19. Candace Hill (USA), the 2016 World Junior Champion, also finished ahead of Knott but in another heat with 7.22. Brisco went on to win the Final in 7.17.

Knott was initially entered in the KMS Open on 31 January in Birmingham, Alabama, in the 200 meters, but she is clearly in fine shape in Arizona. She also did not run the 200m in Arizona, which Shaunae Miller-Uibo won in 22.40. Zion Corrales-Nelson holds the Philippine Women’s Indoor Record for the 200m at 23.90.

Susanthika Jayasinghe of Sri Lanka set the Asian Record in the 60m with 7.09 in 1999. Jayasinghe is the Olympic Bronze Medalist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Kristina Knott breaks Lydia De Vega 60m Record

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Kristina Marie Knott is en route to her attempt to qualify for the 2021 Olympics.


I took a win at the KMS Invite on January 24 in Birmingham, Alabama.

The 25-year-old Kristina Knott clocked a time of 7.32 seconds.

She was a very dominant .3 seconds ahead of Ashley Kelly (Trufit Athletics) and Jasmine Riley (Troy), who timed at 7.62 and 7.67.

This was Kristina’s First Meet of 2021. The mark surpassed the 7.37 60m National Record of Lydia De Vega, set in the World Championships in Osaka in 1988, 7 years before Kristina was born.

Kristina has now broken the 100m and 200m Records of the Great Lydia De Vega and today added the 60m to the list of accolades.

Knott had clocked 7.37, topping the first heat of the meet earlier, tying Lydia’s record. Before claiming sole ownership in the final.

She was entered in but opted not to participate in the Women’s 200m.

Kristina broke Lydia’s 100m Record last year. She needs 11.15 and 22.80 to qualify for the Olympics but might be able to get in if all 56 slots in the womens 200m are not taken.

we will post the results of Eric Cray from the meet here

*While this is a Media Release, it is a must that is quoted in any media articles as the source.


Kristina Knott targets 100 and 200m at 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Kristina Knott will aim for both the 100m and 200m at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

The 100m standard is 11.15. Knott best in that event is 11.27

And in the 200m, the standard is 22.80. She ran 23.01 at the SEA Games last December.

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics’ qualifying period is 1 May 2019 to 5 April 2020 and from 1 December 2020 to 29 June 2021.

For the Olympics, I was just focused on trying to hit the qualifying standard for the 200.

But right now, I see my potential, so I am going to strive to hit both the 100 and 200 for the Olympics,” explained Knott, the 25-year-old champion who grew up in the United States with her Filipino mother from Imus Cavite.


I try to join as many tournaments as possible here.

It’s more convenient because I don’t have to travel.

If competitions popped up in the US and If I’m capable and able to run, i will be running.

Competing with people that are faster than me is what gonna help me to qualify for the Olympics,” explained Knott.


The qualifying time is 11.15 in 100m and 22.80 in 200m.

Right now I’m not too far off from them but then again, they all comes down to as many quality competitions that I get in.”


The biggest thing that kinda ruined (by COVID-19) was the competitions.

Competing is a big part of my training, and I’m not really train to the ground over and over.

I need as much competitions I need to get me ready for those big competitions.

I’m think the cancellation of these big competitions kind of was a challenging part of pandemic.”

Full Article Here


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Kristina Knott retains the Year award’s Female Athlete in a very low-key 2020.

Kristina Knott retains the Year award’s Female Athlete in a very low-key 2020.
Being a low-key year for COVID, it certainly was not a Low Key Year for Knott, who, despite all the obstacles, was able to continue with her training and reap the benefits.
Kristina Marie Knott, just like Ernest Obiena, made it 3 for 3, with Pinoyathletics renewing her Athlete of the Year award for the third straight year.
Knott in 2020 broke Lydia De Vega’s 33-year-old National and southeast Asian Record with a run of 11.27 seconds.
She needs times of 11.15 and 22.80 to qualify for the Rio Olympics.


Women’s Athlete of the Year

Kristina Knott erases Lydia De Vega 100m Record (video)

Aug 30, 2020

Des Moines, Iowa


Kristina Marie Knott, the SEA Games 200m Champion and Record Holder. Erased a record that and set before she was born.

1987 100m Record of 11.28 seconds, Lydia De Vega set at the Jakarta SEA Games.

At the Drake Blue Oval Showcase Meet at Iowa, due to COVID restrictions, athletes ran 1 lane apart.

Knott started in Lane 2, with Bartoletti in Lane 4 and Kayla White in Lane 6.

And in doing so, the 25-year-old Knott set a new SEA Record and Philippine National Record with a time of 11.27 seconds (+1.5 m/s).

Although June to November 30 is a nonqualifying period.

Knott’s fine form was just outside the Olympic 100m Qualifier of 11.15, which bodes well for her campaign to qualify in the 200m at the Olympic Games, needing 22.80.

Knott led the first 30 – 40m before Kayla White drew level and then held off Knott to win the race 11.18 seconds.

It was a three-women race with Knott batting well above her league, surprisingly beating Olympic Long Jump Champion Tianna Bartoletta in the process.  

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2020 Gets Faster and Faster

Knott had opened 2020 with an 11.51 time in Georgia, faster than her 11.56 Silver at the 2019 SEA Games behind Vietnam’s Le Tu Chinh. 

Before running the Blue Oval Showcase, her Personal best was 11.42, which ranked her #3 behind Lydia De Vega 11.28 and Zion Corrales-Nelson 11.41.


Yes i knew she was ready to run fast she ran 16.8 in a 150 last week and knew she was ready.

I had prepped her for the 200 but we will take a National record and PB any day when you are ready to run fast you are ready to run !!!

Thanks for the support !!

said her coach Rohsaan who has been helping Knott the last couple of years.


The Time also catapulted Knott to the #1 Spot in the 2020 Asian Ranking Lists ahead of Man Qi of China.

She is ranked top #25 for 2020 in the 100m Dash.

Knott had broken the Phi and SEA Games Record 200m with 23.07 and 23.01 at the 2019 SEA Games.

The only remaining Philippine Record of Lydia De Vega is the National Junior Record in the 200m, 23.54, set in 1981.

Lydia De Vega held the National and National junior records in the 100-200-400m Runs at one stage. 


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Special Thanks to Knott’s coach Rohsaan Griffin for providing information on this meet.

11.51 Season Opener

Kristina Marie Knott had her first race of the year at Jacksonville, Florida, clocking 11.51 (0.3) and 11.52 (1.4) in heats and finals of the 100m at the JAC Final Countdown.

Knott was just .09 off her PB and .04 faster than her silver medal time at the 2019 SEA Games.

In what was pretty much a solo race, Knott was nearly a second clear of the next person in the race that clocked in at 12.50.

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*Results Provided by Coach Rohsaan Griffin

This puts Knott in the lead in the 2020 SEA Rankings. 

In June, her key rival Le Tu Chinh of Vietnam, who narrowly held off Knott for the SEA Games 100m Title, clocked 11.55 and 23.94 at the Speedy Cup.

Knott also clocked 23.21 in the 200m, just .2 away from her SEA Games Record. The race featured a strong 3.8 tailwind.

Which she won by nearly 2 seconds.

Kristina Knott

August 1, 2020

SEA Games 200m Champion and Record Holder Kristina Knott amid the Covid-Epidemic with an 11.75 run into a strong -2.3 headwind.

Knott won her race at the Evolution Track League Meet 2 at Shoalwater Field, Winter Park.

Running in NEW NORMAL Covid conditions with athletes a lane apart. Knott pretty much ran solo, leaving the second placer in the race more than a second behind.

Knott came back to win the 200m as well in 25.18 again into a strong -1.8 headwind.

Results Here

Track Talk Tuesday 16.04.2020 Airnel Abarra Interviews Kristina Knott (KK)

Kristina Marie Knott’s 200-meter race to the Olympics

Capas, Tarlac

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“My main goal at the SEA Games was qualifying for the Olympics. I was kind of bummed that I came up short.

However, I still have time to qualify, God-willing”, shared Knott in an exclusive interview with FOX Sports PH.

“Competing in front of the home crowd at the SEA Games was a wonderful experience.

It felt good hearing the crowd roar. Every time the stadium announcer said my name when I lined up for each race.

It gave me an extra boost of confidence.

That experience I will never get at any other international competition,” she narrated.

“My preparations to qualify for the Olympics is to compete.

At this point, I am chasing after the standard and in order to hit the standard, I must be consistently competing.

In between competitions, of course, I take care of my body and try to stay healthy through it all,” Knott explained.

My sibling inspire me to go after my dream of making the Olympics because I see them go after theirs,” she said.

Full Article Here


Note no such rule. Once one athlete qualifies (EJ Obiena), they all have to.

Kristina Knott is considered a strong aspirant for an Olympic spot after her record-shattering feat in the women’s 200 meters in the recent Southeast Asian Games. That effort positioned the Filipino-American sprinter closer to the cutoff of the qualifying ranking for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has exclusively limited Olympic qualifiers for the top 56 sprinters globally and Knott. However, she ranks 75th overall in the event, has a high probability of getting in.

Rule on multiple players per nation gives Kristina Knott a chance.

By: June Navarro – Reporter / @junavINQ
Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:10 AM January 09, 2020

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Phil. Kristina Marie Knott wins Gold in the womens 200M run. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Kristina Knott is considered a strong aspirant for an Olympic spot after her record-shattering feat in the women’s 200 meters in the recent Southeast Asian Games. That effort positioned the Filipino-American sprinter closer to the cutoff of the qualifying ranking for the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has exclusively limited Olympic qualifiers for the top 56 sprinters globally and Knott. However, she ranks 75th overall in the event, has a high probability of getting in.

A slew of American and Jamaican sprinters precede Knott in the world athletics rankings, giving the latter a significant chance of joining pole vaulter EJ Obiena in Tokyo on July 24-Aug. 9 since the IAAF allows only three qualifiers for each event from the same country.

Based on the World Athletics website, 39 Americans and seven Jamaicans have posted faster than Knott’s 23.01-second mark.

Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas has the fastest clocking of 21.74 seconds in the world for the women’s 200 meters, just a split second faster than Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain (21.88) and Elaine Thompson of Jamaica (22 seconds).

In the women’s 100 meters, 40 American sprinters are faster than Knott, ranked 92nd globally. This also gives her a mathematical chance of snaring an Olympic berth in the century dash apart from the 200 meters.

Who is Kristina Knott? – 2019 Pinoyathletics Female Athlete of the Year Athletics finalizes our naming of the Top 4 Athletes of the Year in Athletics.

Men Ernest Obiena, Junior Men Alhyran Labita, Junior Women Daniela Quintero

It was fitting that Kristina Knott (Philippines), who broke the treble of the SEA Games, SEA Record, and Filipino Record in the 200m Dash with a clocking of 23.01 heading towards the Olympic qualifier of 22.80, was named Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row by

Knott finished ahead of Asian Championship Bronze medalist Natalie Uy in the Pole Vault.

And Sarah Dequinan was without a doubt the most improved female athlete of 2019 with an unexpected Gold in the women’s Heptathlon.


Women’s Athlete of the Year


Female Athlete of the Year

Winner – Kristina Knott (Sprints)

2. Natalie Uy (Pole Vault)

3. Sarah Dequinan (Heptathlon)

Honorable Mention:  Mary Joy Tabal, Kristine Hallasgo, Joida Gagnao

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 Kristina Marie Knott (Philippines) wins gold in the women’s 200M dash in the 30th Southeast Asian Games. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ


Knott the Record Anymore SEA Games 2019

Dec 7, 2019

Kristina Knott improved on her 23.07, clocking in the heats, with a dominant win in 23.01 in the finals. Starting in Lane 4 and cheered on by a crowd of around 4000 Spectators in contrast to the 400 that turned up in the morning heats.

Knott pulled away  6 meters, very clear of the curve. SEA Games Champion Le Tu Chinh of Vietnam fought to regain ground and close, but in vain as Knott took the title by 3.5 meters. 

Chinh wound up silver with 23.45, and in 2015 Champion Shanti Pereira of Singapore took the bronze in 23.77.

Knott’s time of 23.01 was again a new SEA Games Record and a new Philippine Record.

It was just shy of the 22.80 required to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics next year. But she will have plenty of time to make that standard with the qualifying period until June 29. 2020.

The last Filipina to win the 200m at SEA Games was Elma Muros in 1995. Elma is also the last Filipina to win the 100/200 double in that year. Lydia De Vega won 4 SEA Games women 200m titles and double 100/200 in 1987 and 1993.

Kayla Richardson took silver in 2015 in the 200m.

Knott will compete in the 100m heats this morning.

*Note to Media the previous record of Zion Corrales Nelson was not 23.32; it was 23.16.

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Photo Credit ESPN

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Knott the Record Anymore, Kristina Knott claims full ownership of 200m SEA, SEA Games, and National Record Unified.

Kristina Marie Knott sped to an impressive 23.07 time in the heats of the women’s 200m this morning in front of a crowd of around 500 people.

Knott’s impressive time of 23.07 improved on her long-time personal best of 23.23, set in 2016.

Her time was a new SEA Record erasing the 23.27 mark of 4x SEA Games Champion Vu Thi Huong of Vietnam set in 2010.

Suphavadee Khapweag of Thailand held a SEA Games Championship record erasing the previous mark of 23.30 in the 2001 SEA Games.

It also erased the 23.16 mark of Fil-Heritage athlete Zion Corrales-Nelson set earlier in the year, on the 25th of May 2019. Contrary to several major newspaper reports, Knott had broken the 33-year-old record of Lydia De Vega (23.35) from 1986. PATAFA’s’ official’ website included the record of Zion Corrales-Nelson.

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An impressive performance Knott

Knott will run an impressive performance in the finals at 5.50 pm tonight at New Clark City.

She is also lined up in the 100m, 4×100, and maybe even the mixed-gender relays.

Knott has been coached the past few years by American Coach Rohsaan Griffin.

The next goal being the Olympic qualifying standard of 22.80 for the 200m Dash.

Defending SEA Games Champion Le Tu Chinh of Vietnam took the second heat in 23.61, with 2015 SEA Games Champion Shanti Veronica Pereira of Singapore timing 23.94 also in heat 2.

Knott has drawn lane 4 tonight with Pereira and Chinh in 5 and 6.

Hopefully, with the magnitude of this performance, this will be front-page news.

It is not tucked in by the section of Gilas’s last games in the newspapers.

And I observed very few media there this morning as I watched the race.

But hopefully, there will be a more extensive crowd tonight to support the athletics.

24.08.19 Melinda Meet Italy

Apologies for the lack of updates as I have just moved house. Italy Siena Results. Melinda Meet Aug 24

Kristina Knott 11.97 -0.2 100
Eloiza Luzon DNS -0.2 100
Anfernee Lopena DNS 100
Robyn Brown 59.32 400m

*NB Lopena and Luzon were in results but did not join Italy’s trip.


2019 June Philippine Athletics – 2019 Asian Grand Prix Round 2 (June 17) – Kristina Knott Clocks #3 All-Time 100m Time PB

June 29

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Knott (240) and Safronova Photo Credit: Asian Athletics

Kristina Knott took first a season-best at Gwangju in China at the Asian Grand Prix (June 4) with 11.62.

Taking second behind Olga Safronova, the Asian Champion in 100 and 200. Knott also beat SEA Games Champion Le Tu Chinh, who placed third. 

AGP – June 4

  1. Safronova (KAZ) 11.54
  2. Knott (PHI) 11.62
  3. Tu Chinh (VIE) 11.71

However, Knott clocked a new PB  of 11.42 (+1.9) in the next leg. Again placing second Safronova.

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Knott PB before representing the Philippines was 11.44 from 2016.

She had run 11.55 a the 2018 Asian Games, where she finished 9th after acquiring a Filipino Passport.

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*Please Note that Marks are only counted after the athlete has acquired Filipino Passport from the issue.

*There are Five Dual Citizens on the Top 10 Ranking

This now creates an exciting Scenario with ZionCN and Knott ranked 1-2 in South East Asia, 11.41 and 11.42, and below the SEA Games Gold Mark of 11.56.

ASIAN GRAND PRIX, Chonqing, China, Women’s 100M

It’s a pretty impressive field, with Kristina Knott representing the Philippines. Kristina Knott has run 11.64 so far this year at the Phi Nationals.

The top contender here is Olga Safronova of Kazakhstan, the Asian Champion in the 100 and 200.

2017 SEA Games Champion Le Tú Chinh of Vietnam and Asian Finalist Supawan Thipat of Thailand will provide some Southeast Asian flavor.

Angie Lam On Ki of Hong Kong, who recently won the 100m at the Taipei Open with a narrow 11.86 to 11.87 win over Kyla Richardson of the Philippines in difficult conditions, will also be in the race.

Asian Grand Prix Athletics 2019

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