Savinder Kaur just keeps getting better

Malaysian top women middle distance runner bags gold for 800m and 1,500m at Sukma 2018

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Savinder Kaur – Photo grab from TV1

Looks like Malaysian top women middle distance runner Savinder Kaur has been putting in some hard work.

She bagged gold medals for the 800m and 1,500m women at the Sukan Malaysia (Sukma) 2018 this week, stamping her mark on the event and repeating her victory at the last Sukma games.

The 21-year old clocked in a personal best of 4:42.75 for the 1500m, beating her previous best time of 4:46.83 at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur.

She dashed out ahead of the pack in the last 400m of the 1,500m race at Stadium Perak in Ipoh on Thursday (20 Sept). But she is still a distant away from breaking the national record of 4:23.49m or the Sukma record of 4:35.91.

A day before, she won the gold in the 800m women at 02:12.76.

At the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, she came out fourth in the 1,500m women and fifth in the 800m (2:16.79).

Savinder, who is pursuing a degree in sports science at University Malaya, is happy with her performance and will be featuring in Asean University Games in Myanmar in December.

Her next major meet is the Sea Games in the Phillipines in December 2019.

 

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