Facing tall order in Tokyo, Knott targets semis first


FILE – The Philippines’ Kristina Marie Knott celebrates after winning in the women’s 200m final during the athletics competition in the 30th Southeast Asian Games at Athletics Stadium in New Clark City, Tarlac province, northern Philippines on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

MANILA, Philippines — Kristina Knott set a modest goal on her first Olympic campaign: Make the semifinals and then move on from there.

The 25-year-old Knott, two-time Southeast Asian Games champ, will compete in the games’ centerpiece event women’s 200-meter dash starting July 31.

Philippine athletics deputy head of delegation Edward Kho told Sports Radio that she will undergo five-day training camp in Nagasaki before the start of competitions in Tokyo.

“Her target is to make the semifinals,” said Kho. “There are 40 competitors in her event and only 24 will make the…

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