[PODCAST] Targeting Tokyo: Kristina Knott

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Fil-Am sprinter Kristina Knott discovers her Filipino identity by representing the country


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MANILA, Philippines – Though many think that she was recruited to the national athletics team, Kristina Knott actually chased her dream to represent the Philippines. 

In the first podcast episode of Rappler’s Targeting Tokyo, Knott talks about how she is slowly discovering her Filipino identity as she continues to aim for a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth for the Philippines. 

The Filipino-American track star came close to hitting the Olympic cut in her golden 2019 Southeast Asian Games performance in the women’s 200m run. 

But as the coronavirus pandemic pushed the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to the following year, Knott remains determined to dash to sports’ biggest stage. – Rappler.com 

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Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.