[VIDEO] Shereen Ends Malaysia's 24-Year Wait For Gold In Women's 400M Race At SEA Games

'Super' Shereen lives up to her name.

Cover image via New Straits Times

Follow us on Instagram, TikTok, and Telegram for the latest stories and breaking news.

'Super' Shereen Samson Vallabouy has ended Malaysia's more than two-decade-long wait for gold by comfortably winning the women's 400m race today, 9 May, at the 2023 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games

The US-based sprinter, who has been consistently breaking records prior to the SEA Games, hit the line in 52.53s to claim the gold for Malaysia. Shereen finished almost a second ahead of her rivals.

25-year-old Shereen's gold at the 2023 SEA Games today makes her the first Malaysian woman to win the coveted title, which was last won by N Manimagalay back in the 1999 SEA Games in Brunei, 24 years ago.

According to Shereen, while she had a hard time adjusting to the weather and jet lag, they were minor speed bumps on her road to gold

She shared that she is grateful to achieve what has been a long-term ambition.

"I have been working hard to win the 400m gold since I first competed at the SEA Games in 2015. This makes the hard work all worthwhile. The training I have undergone in the US has also helped me improve, especially in terms of technique," New Straits Times quoted the 25-year-old as saying.

There is not much more I can say, I just wanted to give it my best.

Watch the full race here:

Last month, Shereen set a new women's 400m national record:

Check out other #SEAgames2023 stories on SAYS:

You may be interested in: