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Eranda leaps to new SL record

One Sri Lanka record and four meet records took a beating on day two at the 90th Athletic National Championships held at the Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday.


Armyís Eranda Dinesh Fernando who created a new Sri Lanka record in the menís triple jump event at the 90th National Athletic Championship clearing a distance of 16.37 m in action at the Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday. Pic: Susantha Wijegunasekera

In the menís triple jump event Armyís Eranda Dinesh Fernando broke a six year old record with a new mark of 16.37 metres bettering the previous 16.26 metres set by S.D. Weerasinghe in 2006. In the process he also bettered the existing meet record.

Among the other new meet record breakers were Dilhani Lekamge in the womenís javelin throw with a distance of 55.76 metres passing the previous best 55.07 metres set by Nadeeka Lakmali of the army in 2008. In the womenís 800m final N.M. Dilrukshi (Army) clocked 2.04.97 to erase the previous 2.08.23 by D.H.M. Priyadharshini of the army in 2003. The second and third place winners D.A.S. Samanmali of the air force and K.A.D. Sandakanthi also from the air force had new marks in the womenís 800m race with the timing of 2.06.24 and 2.06.95 respectively.

Athletes from the three armed forces dominated the proceedings only Harshini Wijesiinghe of the Mercantile Athletic Association won the womenís 100m hurdles event with a timing of 14.26 seconds. G.A. Dayananda from the Sri Lanka Schools Athletic Association was placed second with a timing of 14.60 seconds.

A heavy downpour accompanied by thunder and lightening during the latter stages brought the meet to a halt with a couple of events still to be worked off. As usual today, the final day the menís and womenís 100m sprint final will be worked out at 3.30 pm and 3.40 pm respectively followed by the menís and womenís 400m finals at 4.oopm and 4.10 pm. It will be followed by the womenís 1500m final and the menís 5000m race. There will also be a boys and girls invited relay. In the womenís puff shot Navyís M. Muthunayake lobbed a distance of 14.50m to better the previous 14.24m.

[Final Results]

1,000 m (Men): 1. N.M.C. Nawasinghe (Air Force) 31.12.14, 2. W.H.M. Wijesinghe (SL Army) 31.23.84, 3. P. Sujith Kumara (SL Army) 31.38.11.

Shot put (Men): 1. A.J.D. Perera (Navy) 14.27 m, 2. T.S. Wannniarachchi (Air Force) 14.21 m, 3. U.S. Battage (Navy) 14.21 m.

Javelin throw (Women): 1. H.L.N.D. Lekamge (Army) 55.76 m (New meet record), 2. Naduka Lakmali (Army) 53.79 m, 3. K.A.M.P. Silva (unattached) 45.93 m.

800 m (women): 1. N.M. Dilrukshi (Army) 2.04.97 (New meet record), 2. D.A.S. Samanmali (Air Force) 2.06.24 (Broke previous record), 3. K.A.D. Sandakanthi (Air Force) 2.06.95 (broke previous record).

100 m Hurdle(Women): 1. Harshani Wijesinghe (Mercantile AA) 14.26 sec., 2. G.A. Dayananda (Sri Lanka Schools AA) 14.60 sec., 3. D.P. Mohottala (Air Force) 14.98 sec.

110 m hurdles (Men): 1. K.W.S. Randiwa (Army) 14.95.95 sec., 2. K.P.H. Nirmal (Navy) 15.02 sec., 3. W.M.I. Abeynaike (Army) 15.03 sec.

400 m hurdles (Women): 1. W.K.L.A. Nimali (Air Force) 1.02.56 sec., 2. Nayomika Gimhani Jayathilake (Sri Lanka Schools AA) 1.02.76 sec., 3. Lakshini Hettigama (Sri Lanka Schools AA) 1.03.76 sec.

Shot put (Women): 1. M.N.D. Muthunayake (Navy) 14.50 m (New meet record), 2. W.T.K. Fernando (Air Force) 13.79 m, 3. Amanthi Orhani Silva (Sri Lanka Schools AA) 12.03 m.

400 m hurdles (Men): 1. K.M. Gunatileka (Army) 51.66 sec., 2. J. Lahiru Prasanjith (Sri Lanka Schools AA) 52.80 sec., 3. H.S.P. Silva (Air Force) 52.92 sec.

Triple jump (Men): 1. Eranda Dinesh Fernando (Army) 16.37 m (New Sri Lanka record), 2. I.D.S. Jayasinghe (Arm,y) 16.25 m, 3. G.P. Sanath Udayanga (Police) 15.63 m.

 

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