Women shooters win two silver medals
Sri Lanka women shooters made the country proud when they captured
silver medals in the 60 shots prone and 25 metre sports pistol in the
shooting discipline at the National Sports Shooting Complex.
Sri Lanka Women Shooters won a silver medal yesterday in the 50m
Rifle Shooting event at the 11th South Asian Games in Dhaka.
Picture shows Dimuthu Pradeepika, Wasana Kumari and Panchika
Ramani in action. Pictures by Prince Gunesekera
Dimuthu was accurate in scoring 584 points followed by Wasana Kumari
579 points and Panchika Ramani 576 points collected a grand total of
E. N. Pabawathi, Ruvini Abeymanne and G. A. D. Wijeratne was
responsible for the second silver shooting perfectly.
Sri Lanka medal tally rose to 26 - 3 gold, 11 silver and 12 bronze.
Yesterday the Lankans won 2 silver and 7 bronze.
The second batch of competitors numbering 97 from Sri Lanka with high
hopes of winning a number of medals arrived in Dakha yesterday in a
special charter flight.
The competitors include athletes, swimmers, table tennis players,
wrestlers and taekwondo teams.
While these 97 competitors arrival, 85 Sri Lankan competitors who
gained success and defeat, left on the same aircraft back home.
Cyclists, footballers, judo, kabbadi and weightlifters are the
competitors who have completed their events.
Fresh from their men’s and women’s team golds, Indian shuttlers
remained on course for more by advancing into the finals in the men’s
singles, women’s singles and mixed doubles.
Sri Lanka lost all their matches in the semi-finals of the badminton
tournament played at Woodenfloor Gymnasium.
Mixed doubles - Aparna Balan / S. Thomas beat Chandrika de Silva /
Niluka Karunaratne 2/0.
Women singles: Trupti Murgunde beat Thilini Jayasinghe 2/0.
Men’s singles: Chetan Ananda beat Dinuka Karunaratne 2/0.
Women’s doubles: P. C. Thulasi / Ashwini Ponnappa beat Chandrika de
Silva / Nadeesha Gayanthika 2/0, Aparna Balan / Smiti Kurien beat Achini
Ratnasiri / Upuli Sewandhika 2/0.
Men’s doubles: Chetan Ananda / Diju Velyiateti beat Rajitha
Dahanayake / Chanaka Hewa 2/1. Sri Lanka were able to win six bronze
medals in badminton.
Pakistan gained a 91 run win against Nepal in the Twenty/20 cricket
tournament played at Shahid Zamruzzanan Stadium Rajshai.
Pakistan 173 for 2 (20 overs).
Nepal 82 for 8.
Sri Lanka soccerites chances of entering the semi-final of the
football tournament was demolished as India thrashed Pakistan 5-1 in the
last match in the group ‘B’.
Other soccerites who collected 4 points from two games, one win
against Pakistan (1-0) and a draw against India (0-0) were lying second
to Afghanistan with three wins (9 points).
India and Pakistan match decided the semi finalists India with a
better goal aggregate got through.
So in the group ‘B’ Afghanistan and India booked their berth to the
In the Group ‘A’ host Bangladesh and Maldives qualified to the semis.
Bangladesh defeated Nepal 3-0 and beat Bhutan 4-1. Maldives won both
their matches with identical 1-0 wins against Bhutan and Nepal.
In the women’s football Sri Lanka did not show up to expectations and
bowed out of the tournament.
Pakistan scored a straight 3 sets to 0 against Sri Lanka in the semi
final of the volleyball tournament played at Soharawardy Indoor Stadium.