Knott conquests silver in Texas encounter to start Olympic bid

Filipino-American sprinter Kristina Knott happening her quest to contend in the Tokyo Olympics on the true foot, after captivating the silver medal in the 93rd Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays over the vacation at the Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.

Knott clocked in at 11.54 seconds in the 100-meter race to relax for a runner-up finish. American Kiara Parker won the gold after finishing with11.20 seconds, whereas fellow citizen Crystal Manning robbed the bronze with a time of 12.52 seconds.

The Texas Relays was Knott’s first opposition after seven months, when she destitute the Philippine greatest for the women’s 100-meter dash after clocking 11.27 seconds in her silver-medal finish at the Drake Blue Oval Showcase in Iowa. Her exploit concealed sports legend Lydia de Vega’s 33-year-old national record of 11.28 seconds in the similar occasion.

The 25-year-old track star willpower next compete in the 100-meter and 200-meter events of the Pure Athletics encounter in Clairemont, Florida on April 3.

A week afterward the Clairemont meet, Knott will seam the Miramar Invitational in Florida. She resolves then contest in a high-level competition in Gainesville, Florida on April 17, where she may run in the 100-meter and 200-meter events.

Knott’s last tournament will be the 10th Savona International Meeting in Savona, Italy on May 13, wherever she can select to contribute in moreover of the two events contingents on her prior tournaments’ results.

Throughout her 2019 Southeast Asian Games stint, Knott also destitute De Vega’s national top in the women’s 200-meter dash, recording a time of 23.01 seconds to gross home the gold medal.

Knott desires to record a time of 11.15 seconds in the 100-meter event and 22.80 seconds in the 200-meter runKristina Knott to set the stage for her Olympic debut.