Shanti Pereira Husband: Is She Married To Boyfriend Zong Yang?

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Shanti Pereira has been in a relationship with her old friend Zong Yang since 2021. The pair are not yet married but soon to be husband and wife.

Tan Zong Yang and Shanti Pereira have been together for a long time, indicating that they have a strong relationship.

After being friends for four years, the two apparently began dating in 2021.

Shanti Pereira Celebrating Her Victory
Shanti Pereira Celebrating Her Victory (Source: Instagram)

Veronica Shanti Pereira was born on September 20, 1996, in Singapore. Pereira is a track and field athlete who specializes in 100 meters, 200 meters, the 4 x 100 meter relay, and the 4 x 400 meter relay.

Additionally, Shanti has the 100 m national record of 11.20 seconds, the 200 m national record of 22.57 seconds, and the 200 m SEA Games record of 22.69 seconds.

Moreover, she also holds the 200-meter Asian Athletics Championships game record of 22.70 seconds. Based on World Athletics records, Veronica was ranked first in Asia in the 100 m and the 200 m in 2023.

Furthermore, the athlete won gold in 23.03 seconds in the 19th Asian Games, ending Singapore’s 49-year wait for the gold medal in track and field since Chee Swee Lee’s victory in the women’s 400m in 1974.

Is Zong Yang The Husband Of Shanti Pereira?

Zong Yang is not a track and field player yet. Shanti Pereira gave a low-key shoutout to her significant other, Tan Zong Yang, in a Singapore article published in The Straits Times.

“We both devote everything to training and competitions, even though we’re working adults now,” Shanti said.

Moreover, she also mentioned that they just try to understand each other and what they are going through. Even if it’s about work or training, the couple wants to be there for each other.

The Beautiful Couple Shanti And Tan Zong
The Beautiful Couple Shanti And Tan Zong (Source: Instagram)

The pair shares their special moments and photos of each other on Instagram. Additionally, the player said that, after the long trip, she went straight to Tan for curry chicken with rice.

In addition to that, the athlete said Tan is her comfort, and curry chicken rice is her go-to meal. The duo understands and can empathize with each other; they have strong connections.

As athletes, they both can feel each other more than others, so even if the pair are not married yet, they will surely do so soon.

Who Is Zong Yang Tan?

Zong Yang Tan is an associate at Allen & Gledhill LLP. Before that, Yang worked as an associate at Niru & Co. LLC for two years.

Moreover, Tan was also an intern and trainee lawyer at JLim Law Corporation.

Not only that, Shanti’s boyfriend has also been employed as a teaching assistant at Singapore Management University, where he finished his Bachelor of Laws.

Shanti Pereira Boyfriend Zong Yang Tan
Shanti Pereira Boyfriend Zong Yang Tan (Source: Twitter)

Likewise, the associate volunteered as a legal assistant at PBSO community legal clinics. Also, Zong was the coordinator of volunteers for the Singapore Athletics Association.

Additionally, he was a national athlete who represented Singapore in the 200 meters, 400 meters, and relays.

“I am still in work group chats, but my company has been very understanding, so I have the ease of mind to train,” he said.

Tan took a five-month no-pay leave as an associate at Niru & Co. LLC to focus on preparation for the SEA Games. Later, Tan said the no-paid leave actually paid off.

Furthermore, Yang is the second athlete Luis Cunha of Portugal coached to win a medal at the Hanoi Games.

Neeki Kakshyapati
Neeki Kakshyapati

Neeki Kakshyapati

Neeki Kakshyapati has a love for delving into the vibrant and varied world of sports. Her writings captivate readers with a compelling fusion of human interest narratives, sports analysis, and cultural observations, giving them a comprehensive understanding of the players and occasions that influence the sports world.


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