PEREIRA Veronica Shanti

20 Sep 1996

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Women's 100m 2 Silver Medal
Women's 200m 1 Gold Medal
Women's 4 x 100m Relay 5


Start Time Location Event Status
Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium
Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium
Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium
Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium
Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium

Biographical Information


Asian Games
8Women's 4 x 400m Relay2014Incheon, KOR3:49.97
SemifinalWomen's 200m2018Indonesia24.33
HeatsWomen's 100m2018Indonesia12.01
HeatsWomen's 4 x 100m Relay2018Indonesia45.93
HeatsWomen's 100m2014Incheon, KOR12.02
Olympic Games
Round 1Women's 200m2020Tokyo, JPN23.96
World Championships
SemifinalWomen's 200m2023Budapest, HUN22.79
HeatsWomen's 100m2023Budapest, HUN11.33
HeatsWomen's 200m2022Eugene, OR, USA23.53
HeatsWomen's 200m2019Doha, QAT24.00
HeatsWomen's 200m2015Beijing, CHN24.22
Asian Championships
1Women's 100m2023Bangkok, THA11.20
1Women's 200m2023Bangkok, THA22.70
6Women's 4 x 100m Relay2023Bangkok, THA45.60
7Women's 4 x 100m Relay2019Doha, QAT45.78
7Women's 200m2017Bhubaneswar, IND23.80
7Women's 4 x 100m Relay2017Bhubaneswar, IND45.97
SemifinalWomen's 100m2019Doha, QAT11.71
HeatsWomen's 200m2019Doha, QAT23.96
South East Asian Games
1Women's 100m2023Phnom Penh, CAM11.41
1Women's 200m2023Phnom Penh, CAM22.69
1Women's 200m2021Hanoi, VIE23.52
1Women's 200m2015Singapore, SIN23.60
2Women's 100m2021Hanoi, VIE11.62
3Women's 100m2019Capas, PHI11.66
3Women's 200m2019Capas, PHI23.77
3Women's 100m2017Kuala Lumpur, MAS11.76
3Women's 200m2017Kuala Lumpur, MAS23.68
3Women's 100m2015Singapore, SIN11.88
4Women's 4 x 100m Relay2017Kuala Lumpur, MAS44.96
4Women's 4 x 400m Relay2017Kuala Lumpur, MAS3:47.69
4Women's 4 x 100m Relay2015Singapore, SIN45.41
4Women's 4 x 400m Relay2015Singapore, SIN3:40.58
4Women's 100m2013Naypyidaw, MYA11.99
4Women's 200m2013Naypyidaw, MYA24.16
4Women's 4 x 400m Relay2013Naypyidaw, MYA3:44.80
54 x 100m Relay2019Capas, PHI43.28
6Women's 4 x 100m Relay2019Capas, PHI45.37
Sprint Queen (singaporeathletics, 13 Jun 2014)
Fashion. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Aug 2019)
Accounting - Singapore Management University, Singapore
English, Mandarin
Luis Cunha [personal], from 2020
Her sister Valerie Seema is a former national runner and her brother Nicholas Anand was a 400m national champion. (straitstimes, 15 May 2022; SportsDeskOnline, 20 Jan 2022; tabla, 06 Sep 2013)
She sustained an injury to her left leg during the 100m final at the 2018 Singapore Open Championships. The injury forced her to withdraw from the 200m event at the tournament. (tnp, 12 Apr 2018; Instagram profile, 12 Apr 2018)
She began sprinting at age nine. (goshantigo, 13 Aug 2021)
"It started out in primary school when my coach saw me as a sprinter because that is what I am best at. I actually love my events because I saw that I was good at them and I could get better. They are also the two shortest events! But I do love the 4x400m relay as well, as that's a team effort." (singaporeathletics, 04 May 2015)
To compete at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China, and the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (herworld, 04 Aug 2022)
Winning gold in the 200m at the 2021 South East Asian games in Hanoi, Vietnam. (herworld, 04 Aug 2022)
Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell Brown. (tabla, 06 Sep 2013)
Her sister Valerie. (tabla, 06 Sep 2013)
"It's definitely not easy, but the best things in life never are." (singaporeathletics, 04 May 2015)

Additional Information

In 2023 she quit her job as a copywriter and became a full-time athlete. She funded the switch through one of Singapore's Sport Excellence Scholarships. "When I was working and training at the same time, it was a bit difficult to find time for recovery. It was hard to maintain a certain level of quality for all of my sessions, as there are some days where I just can't help it [as] I'm tired. Being an athlete is 24/7, 365 [days of the year)], so there are a lot of things that come into play outside of the actual training sessions - how I'm mentally preparing for it, my food, my sleep, how I recover." (todayonline, 07 Apr 2023)

Her older sisters Valerie and Shobi wrote a children's book called 'Go Shanti Go!' about her story at the 2015 South East Asian Games in Singapore. "My sisters were in the stands that day, watching my race. Every time we talk about it, they get so emotional. They were like, 'Shanti, you brought everybody together. It was such a nice moment'. And Valerie would get approached by people on the street, telling her that their kids were inspired by me. So my sisters wanted to find some way to remember those precious moments. Also, my other sister, Shobi, really enjoys writing. So they found an illustrator and the book came to life." (herworld, 04 Aug 2022; channelnewsasia, 02 Jun 2022)

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