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Kumarasiri sets new triple jump record

24 April, 2022
Chamal Kumarasiri
Chamal Kumarasiri

Only one new meet record was established at the National Athletic Championship that was completed at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Diyagama yesterday.

The record was set by Chamal Kumarasiri of the Army in the triple jump for men. He cleared 16.40 metres which is slightly over the previous record of 16.37 metres. Kumarasiri was presented the NM Vasagam Challenge Trophy for his effort.

The men’s 100 metres event was closely contested with YCM Yodasinghe of the Army emerging in front in a time of 10.50 seconds. The second and third placed runners followed closely behind Yodasingha.

Nilani Ratnayake the 3000m steeple chase athlete of the Army was adjudged as the best athlete at the meet among men and women.

She was presented the Governor General’s Cup for her achievement in the event at the Centenary National Championship. She was also adjudged as the best woman athlete at the meet and was awarded the Colombo Canteen Committee Challenge Cup.

The Wilton Bartleet Trophy for the best athlete among the men went to Sumedha Ranasinghe the javelin thrower from the Army. He emerged first with a throw of 82.18m which was nearly over ten metres ahead of the second placed thrower.

Results: (all finals)

High Jump Women

1. IAIM Fernando (SL Schools AA) 1.68
2. RP Gamage (SL Schools AA) 1.68
3. AARK Perera (Navy) 1.64

Shot Put Women

1. WTK Fernando (Air Force) 13.28
2. PAP Kumari (Police SC) 12.15
3. PPS Clarence (AF) 11.58

1500M Men

1. RADH Kumara (Police SC) 3:48.34
2. ADL Prathapa (AF) 3:48.73
3. KDNC Wijesinghe (Army) 3: 51.04

Triple jump Men

1. Chamal Kumarasiri (Army) 16.40 (NMR)
2. CGST Seneviratne (Air Force) 15.57
3. Sandun Krishantha (Army) 15.55

Javelin Throw Men

1. Sumedha Ranasinghe (Army) 82.18
2. DS Ranasinghe (Army) 73.18
3. WBRM Fernando (Army) 71.42
4. PR Tharanga (Sri Lanka Schools AA) 69.93

High Jump Men

1. BRIU Kumara (Army) 2.15
2. WPAK Pathirana (Air Force) 2.12
3. SAT Dasun (Army) 2.09

Triple Jump Women

1. VRH Cooray (Army) 12.89
2. KAA Sewwandi (Army) 12.65
3. EMS Upeksha (Gampaha DAA) 12.58

Javelin Throw Women

1. HLND Lekamge (Army) 55.03
2. HPDH Maduwanthi (Air Force) 53.88
3. Nadeeka Lakmali (Army) 52.05

400m Women

1. Tharushi Karunaratne

(SL Schools AA) 53.85
2. MHJ Uththaraa (SL Schools AA) 54.14
3. R Nadeesha (Army) 54.29

400m Men

1. HKK Kumarage (Army) 45.88
2. SA Darshana (Army) 45.90
3. RPI Lakshan (Army) 46.71

100m Women

1. DTA de Silva (Army) 11.69
2. Rumeshika Ratnayake (Lanka Lions SC) 11.87
3. Shelinda Jansen (Trackmaster SC) 11.93

100m Men

1. YCM Yodasinghe (Army) 10.50
2. RPKN Chathuranga (Army) 10.60
3. FDC Piyumal (Army) 10.69