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Army athletes dominate Defence Services meet

Army’s athletes emerged the overall champions with 275 points at the Defence Services Athletic championship concluded yesterday at the Sugadathasa Stadium.

Navy SC secured the runners up title with 105 points while Air Force was third place with 57 points. Army won 34 golds, 26 silvers, 19 bronze while Air Force ended with seven golds, 15 silver and 19 bronze.

Navy had five golds, six silver and six bronze.

Long Jumper (8.07M) Prasad Wimalasiri and Nadeesha Ratnayake who clocked best timing in the 400M (53.03 sec) were adjudged best performers in the Men’s and Women’s category while representing Army.

Prasad Wimalasiri had the best performance in the field events along with triple jump champion Vidusha Lakshani who set a new meet record of 13.58m.

Indunil Herath (Army) won the award for the best performance in track events for his new meet record in the 800M for a timing of 1.48.00.

Records:

New Sri Lanka records: 01 Heptathlon

Lakshika Sugandi (Army)

New Meet Records: 15

Men - 08

800M: Indunil Herath (Army) 1:48.00

3000M: Pushpakumara RMS (Army) 9:04.52

Pole Vault: Sadaruwan MHI (AF) 5.00

Triple Jump: Jayasinghe IDSS (Army) 16.25

Discus Throw: KPGU Jayawardena (Navy) 54.33

Javelin Throw: Sumedha Ranasinghe (Army) 78.11

Decathlon Ajith Karunathilake (Army) 6961points

4x400M: Army 3:39.11

Women - 07

400M: Nadeesha Ratnayake (Army) 53.03

100M: Hurdles Lakshika Sugandi (Army) 14.08

400M: Hurdles Dulani GAS (Army) 59.83

Pole Vault: Hasini Perera (Army) 3.40

Triple Jump: Vidusha Lakshani (Army) 13.58

Discus Throw: PAIMP Perera (Navy) 44.36

Heptathlon: Lakshika Sugandi (Army) 4911 

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