Anusha wins second gold
T. Anusha won the second gold medal yesterday at the 20th National
Youth Sports Festival at Beliatta heaving the shot putt to a distance of
10.53 m. Anusha competing in the newly introduced u-20 age group threw
the discuss on the first day to go past the existing record under very
Hambantota district athlete W. K. L. A. Nimali was the other young
star competing in the u-20 group to win a double here yesterday. She
after winning the 800m clocking 2:19.05, later went on to win the 5,000m
event finishing with a time of 18:09.08.
N. S. Selvakumara the lad from Nuwara Eliya proved that he is a
bright prospect for the future long distance running, won the 10,000m
finishing the race in 34: 45.09, well ahead of the runner-up W. M. P. K.
Wanninayake who had a time of 35:22.45 secs.
Wagapitiya wins Boys under 20 Javelin Throw event
S.K. Wagapitiya threw the Javelin to a distance of 53.34 m on a soggy
ground to win the Boys under 20 event for Ratnapura District. His main
rival Harshana could manage only a distance of 49-85 to be the
runner-up. The ground condition was not favourable to any of these
athletes to go for new records. Specially the track events were the most
affected by the heavy rains that fell on day one which washed out half a
On the 1500 open event for girls over 20 saw Kegalle’s K.A.C.K.
Abeyratne clock 5:02.0 secs to win the event ahead of Nelum Kularatne
who had a time of 5:13.45 secs.
Manori Wasala of Kurunegala went over the bar at 1.50 m to win the
gold medal for girls under 20 High Jump, while G.H.K.N. Kumari with a
throw of 32.85 m. carried away the gold for the Girls U-20 Javelin
Throw. She was representing Matale District.
10,000m - men: 1. N. S. Selvakumara (Nuwara Eliya dist.) 34:45.9, 2.
W. M. P. K. Wanninayake (Kurunegala dist.), 3. T. Dharshana (Colombo
800m - women: 1. A. A. N. Sanjeewani (Hambantota dist.) 2:19.5, 2. K.
A. A. D. K. Nelum (Ratnapura dist.), 3. T. G. N. Dushanthi (Kurunegala
800m - men: 1. Y. S. Shantha (Galle dist.) 2:03.02, 2. A. G. T.
Sanjeewa (Nuwara Eliya dist.), 3. K. G. G. Harsha (Matara dist.).
Long jump - men: 1. K. S. Prakash (Puttalam dist.) 6.50m, 2. A. M.
Nimendra (Matara dist.), 3. M. M. R. B. Muddannayake (Kegalle dist.).
800m - men: 1. A. P. S. Silva (Kalutara dist.) 2:05.03, 2. B. G. S.
Lakmal (Galle dist.), 3. H. G. P. Sampath (Kandy dist.).
200m - men (under 20): 1. W. A. C. Saman Kumara (Polonnaruwa dist.)
22.8, 2. L. Sasnilan (Vavuniya dist.), 3. M. G. W. A. Malinda (Puttalam
200m - men: 1. P. V. P. Prageeth (Nuwara Eliya dist.) 23.2, 2. R. P.
D. Sasanka (Kurunegala dist.), 3. P. G. A. Rishantha (Ratnapura dist.).
5,000m - women (u-20): 1. W. K. L. A. Nimali (Hambantota dist.)
18:09.02, 2. H. A. Damayanthi (Matara dist.), 3. J. M. L. G. Jayasundera
Shot putt - women (u-20): 1. T. Anusha (Vavuniya dist.) 10.53, 2. D.
Lochana (Hambantota dist.), 3. K. W. Madushika (Matara dist).
1,500m - men (u-20): 1. J. S. Dhammika (Puttalam dist.) 4:25.1 secs,
2. M. D. Sanjeewa (Kalutara dist.), 3. I. A. R. Sampath (Ratnapura
Triple Jump Under 20 Girls - 1. H.D. Weerasekera (Ratnapura) 10.80 m,
2. S. Kalaivani (Vavuniya Dist), 3. H.M.N. Udayangani (Moneragala Dist).
Javelin: 1. G.G.P. Maheshika (Nuwara Eliya Dist) 31.78 m, 2. H.K.S.
Piyamali (Ampara Dist), 3. W.H.T. Mihirani (Matara Dist).
Triple Jump Women - 1. H.A.N. Navodhini (Puttalam Dist) 10.15m, 2.
J.M.I. Madhuwanthi (Hambantota Dist), 3. J.H.M.T. Navaratne (Kurunegala
Discus Throw Under-20: 1. Damith Jayasundera (Galle Dist) 36.44 m, 2.
M.A. Rimesh (Ampara Dist), 3. J.M.F. Mohamed Fahin (Matale Dist).
High Jump Under - 20 Girls: 1. W.M.J. Manori Wasala (Kurunegala Dist)
1.50 m, 2. P.H.S. Kaushalya (Kandy Dist), 3. A.K.K.R. Prasangi
Javelin Throw Under 20 Girls: 1. G.H.K.N. Kumari (Matale Dist)
32.85m, 2. K.G.N. Lakmali (Kegalle Dist), 3. D.M.S. Manel (Puttalam
1500 m Women open: 1. K.A.C.K. Abeyratne (Kegalle Dist) 5:02.0secs,
2. K. Nelum Kularatne (Ratnapura Dist), 3. R.K.A.S. Sandamali
Javelin Under - 20 Boys: 1. S.K. Wagapitiya (Ratnapura Dist) 53.34m,
2. K.D.S. Harshana (Kurunegala Dist), 3. R. Nawsath (Ampara Dist).