Christine Merril gives Sri Lanka second medal
Promising athlete Christine Merril gave Sri Lanka its second medal
with a splendid performance on the third day of the 19th Asian Athletic
Championships which continued at the Memorial Stadium in Kobe, Japan
The USA based athlete went on to win the bronze medal in the womenís
400 metres hurdle event with a timing of 57.30 seconds. Japanís Satomi
Kubkura took the gold with a timing of 56.52 seconds and Qi Yong was
placed second with timing of 56.69 seconds.
Meanwhile Sri Lankaís Chandrika Subashini and Shehan Ambepitiya also
qualified to compete in the finals of the womenís 200 metres and menís
200 metres events respectively.
Subashini clocked 24.17 seconds in the second heats while Ambepitiya
returned a timing of 21.53 seconds to finish second in his heat. Both
will participate in the finals schedule for today.
In addition Sri Lanka will compete in the menís 4X400 metres relay
final which is also scheduled for today.