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Lexicon’s Rashmika sets new record

Kavindu Rashmika with his coach  Lalith Ratnayake
Kavindu Rashmika with his coach Lalith Ratnayake

Kavindu Rashmika of Lexicon International School, Kandy won the Under-16 800m race at the recently concluded Junior National Championship setting a new record in a time of 1.59.40 at the Sugathadasa Stadium, Colombo, erasing the existing record of 1. 59.83 set by Nuwan Dananjaya Bulugahapitiya of Bereverts College, Ampitiya in the year 2017.

The up-and-coming Rashmika won last year’s Under-15 800m at the Junior John Tarbot meet and is coached by Lalith Ratnayake who had the distinction of winning a Bronze medal for Sri Lanka at the South Asian Athletic Championship held in Madras, India in the year 1995.

According to Ratnayake, Rashmika has the potential to go further in the 800 with more training schedules.

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