It wasn't a perfect race, but Dipna Lim- Prasad still managed to rewrite her 400m hurdles national record on Sunday.
The 22-year-old Nanyang Technological University undergraduate clocked 1min 0.36sec at the Malaysian Open Track and Field Championships in Kuala Lumpur to finish third.
Her previous mark of 1:00.58 was achieved at the Singapore Open in June.
Speaking to The New Paper, she said: "My race wasn't good, my stepping was all over the place. I was hoping to get a new PB (personal best) before the race and judging by how the race went I didn't think I managed to get it.
"It was a pleasant surprise to hear that I still managed a new PB."
The 2012 Olympian was aiming to break the 60-second barrier in the race.
She broke Prema Govindan's 29-year-old national 200m record of 24.54sec with a 24.36sec effort earlier this month.
She said: "I haven't touched my 100m hurdles this year because I have been focusing on my 400m hurdles.