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From slowest to national record holder: Dipna Lim Prasad

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From slowest to national record holder: Dipna Lim Prasad

25 October, 2013  


Dipna Lim Prasad in action during the 2011 SEA Games. She’s the current national record holder for the 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles, and 200m. (Photo by Nicky Loh/Getty Images for SSC)

Dipna Lim Prasad, 22, broke the 29-year-old national record for the 200 metres on October 6, 2013, when she clocked a time of 24.36 seconds at the Singapore U-23 Open Track and Field Championships.

This past Sunday, October 20, Dipna, rewrote the 400m hurdles record with a 60.36s finish at the Malaysian Open Track and Field Championships in Kuala Lumpur. She had set the previous mark of 60.58s at the Singapore Open Track and Field Championships in June 2013.

Dipna, a student of Nayang Technological University, also holds the 100m hurdles record with a 14.23s timing that she set at the Taiwan Open on May 28, 2011.

Her next quest: the South-east Asian (SEA) Games.

Red Sports met up recently with the Team Singapore athlete to talk about her progression as an athlete and the upcoming Games.

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