Shuttlers, cyclists, lifters add more medals for Lanka
Sri Lankan competitors had to satisfied with four silver medals and a
bronze medal on the 4th day of the 11th South Asian Games held here on
Monday in Dhaka. Mens and women’s badminton team, cyclist, weightlifter
bagged a silver medal each while another weightlifter won a bronze. Sri
Lanka’s medal tally increased to ten on completion of Monday’s
Upto the third day of the Games Sri Lanka won 2 gold, 2 silver and 1
The medal tally for Sri Lanka stands at 2 gold, 6 silver and 2
Sri Lankan women cyclists added yet another medal - a silver in the
50 kilometre road race held in Khulna.
Rasanthi Krishna covered the 50 Km distance from Khulna to Gopalgory
road and back with a time of 1 hour 28:34 seconds to grab the silver.
Determined rider Rasanthi’s difference of timing was 2:92 seconds from
the gold medal winner from India Mahisha Mohan.
One hour 25:42 seconds. another Indian rider Ram Devi won the bronze
- 1:28:35 seconds.
Bangladesh riders Marma Fatema and Shisa Farhana were disqualified
after the race.
Marma has been pushed by a commissioner motorcycle while Shila
because of not taking u turn point.
Sri Lanka women Shuttlers bagged a silver medal in the Badminton Team
championship when they were outplayed 3-0 by the holders India in the
final played at Wooden floor stadium in Dhaka.
Indian badminton players displayed tremendous control to emerge as
the deserving winners.
They won all three single matches in straight sets.
Sayali Gokhala beat Thilini Jayasinghe 21/4, 21/11 in just 23
minutes. Trupti Murgunde beat Chandrika de Silva 21/9, 21/13 (26
minutes) and P.C. Thulasi beat Achini Rathnasiri 21/13, 21/17 (26
minutes). India just took 75 minutes to achieve a convincing win.
Sri Lanka registered an easy 64 run victory over Nepal in the opening
match of the Twenty20 Cricket Tournament played at Sahul Kamruzzaman
Sri Lanka 166 for 8
Nepal 102 for 3
Badminton - Silver for men
Lankan shuttlers took silver medal in the Mens Team Badminton
Tournament after losing to the defending champions India in the finals
Indian players showed their supremacy in the court craft to achieve
this comfortable victory losing all three singles.
Chelha Anand beat Niluka Karunaratne 21/12, 21/18, R. Burasa beat
Dinuka Karunaratne 21/08, 21/18, R.P. Adithiya beat Nuwan Hettiarachchi
Weightlifting - a silver and bronze
Romesh Samarasekera won the silver medal in the discipline of
weightlifting held at the National Sport Council Gymnasium in Dhaka.
He won the medal in the 85 kg category to accumulate second best
weight of the event in the snatch and jerk.
Romesh lifted 120 kg in the snatch and cleared 135 in the clean and
jerk to total 255 kg.
Ransilu Jayatilleke won the bronze medal in the 94 kg category
lifting a total of 273 kg. Ransilu lifted 105 kg in the snatch and 105
kg in the jerk.
Spikers enter semis
Sri Lanka spikers recorded a smashing straight sets (3-0) win over
Afghanistan in a quarter-final round match of the mens volleyball
tournament played at Soharzwardy Indoor stadium.
Our spikers main asset was its strong defence and to spike above the
block. Lankans won the first set 25-14, second 25-15 and third 25-19.
Indian shooting brilliantly and profiting from Sri Lanka foul play
scored an impressive 106 points to 54 in the opening match of the
Basketball tournament played at Basketball Indoor Stadium in Dhanmodi.
Indians were faster on the ball and driving better with Ashok and
Prasad getting their long range shots. India built up a 54-21 lead at
Sri Lanka cagers’ performance was disappointing as India destroyed
all hopes and spirit of their opponents.
Sri Lanka men and women Kabaddi teams suffered defeats on the hands
of Bangladesh teams played in Dhaka, Bangladesh players demonstrated
better technique and consistent scoring to chalk up an easy win by 36
points to 15 after leading 20-5 at half time.
In the women’s event Bangladesh recorded a convincing 34 points to 20
victory. At half time the winners led 20-10.
Our players had no answers to Bangladeshi players prowess.
Lanka’s suffered a big defeat in the Handball, which was introduced
to the South Asian Games for the first time.
India got off to a winning start defeating Sri Lanka by 58 goals to
10 after leading 28-2 at the breather played at Handball stadium in
Sri Lanka in semis
Sri Lanka and Afghanistan became the first two teams to qualify for
the semifinals of the football tournament in the 11th South Asian Games.
In group ‘A’ Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives and Bhutan are batting out
for supremacy and Bangladesh routed Nepal 3-1 while Bhutan was beaten by
Maldives 3-0. The outcome from two clashes Maldives Vs Nepal and
Bangladesh, Bhutan will descide the semi finalists in this group.
Sri Lanka (4 points) triumphed over Pakistan 1-0 while drew with
India nil-all Afghanistan (6 points) is riding high with 2 wins against
India and Pakistan and they will play Sri Lanka today.
The two groups winner and runner-up will play on cris cross basis in
the semis. India is fielding their U-19 outfit for the tournament.