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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 was set before she was born. The 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 in 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.  

2020 Gets Faster and Faster

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

Her Personal best prior to running the Blue Oval Showcase 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 in the world for 2020 in the 100m Dash.

Knott had broken the Phi and SEA Games Record in the 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 which is 23.54 set in 1981. Lydia De Vega at one stage held the National and National junior records in the 100-200-400m Runs. 

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

Kristina Knott

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 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.

Kristina Knott

Kristina Knott

*Results Provided by Coach Rohsaan Griffin

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

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 Sholwater 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

Kristina Knott
Kristina Knott (Philippines)

“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


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 All-Time 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 who 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


Kristina Knott

 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 was fighting to regain ground and closing but all in vain as Knott took the title by 3.5 meters. 


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


Knott time of 23.01 was again a new SEA Games Record and 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 also is the last Filipin to win the 100/200 double also 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.

Kristina Knott
Photo Credit ESPN



Kristina Knott

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 which was 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.


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


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



An impressive performance Knott

An impressive performance Knott will run 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.

With the magnitude of this performance hopefully, this will be front-page news. And not tucked in by the section of Gilas 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 larger crowd tonight to support the athletics.

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

June 29

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

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.

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

*There are Five Dual Citizens on the Top 10 Ranking

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

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

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

The top contender here is Olga Safronova of Kazakhstan who is 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 more southeast Asian flavor to the event.

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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By Andrew Pirie

Andrew was elected Vice President of the Association of Track and Field Statisticians in 2020 after being a member for 7 years. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant, and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. Current editor and chief of, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program. Coaches Sprints, Middle and Jump events he is working towards his Level 3 Athletics Australia Coaching Certification in Sprints and Hurdles. He can be contacted on [email protected] You can find more information on Coaching here

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