Ananda’s gymnasts steal the limelight on the second day
Ananda College took the major honours on the second day of the
Gymnastic Championship of the National Schools Sports Festival which is
now underway, at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium. Ananda College’s Pamod
Maduranga Gunasekera was the most notable gymnast out of many who
performed well yesterday. Pamod was placed first in the Vault, Still
Rings and Uneven Bars events while the Anandians won six first places on
the second day.
This year’s school games see the participation of athletes from 905
schools around the island including North and East. Marking a
significant increase of the number of participation, 2751 athletes
representing 140 schools from the North and East are also taking part.
Prima is the main sponsor for this year’s meet while the co-sponsor
is DSI and the meet is conducted by the Education Ministry.
Winners of yesterday’s events:
U-19 Boys Vault: D.Madushan Chalitha Appuhami (Ananda College) 11.50
U-17 Boys Vault: D.C. Patteperuma (Ananda College) 11.50 pts.
U-17 Boys Parallel Bars: Pamod Gunasekera (Ananda College) 11.40 pts.
U-19 Girls Balance Beam: Ganesha C. Abeysuriya (Royal National School
Nagoda) 8.65 pts.
U-15 Boys Rings: T. Shan Peiris: (Royal College Nagoda) 9.90 pts.
U-17 Girls Uneven Bars: Maheshika Rukini Perera (Nimala Mariya
Convent) 9.40 pts.
U-19 Girls Uneven Bars: G. Chaturi Abeysundara (Royal National School
Nagoda) 7.83 pts.
U-15 Girls Vault: Purnima Sathsarani (Vidyakara Girls College) 12.70
U-15 Uneven Bars: Nimasha Pathirage (Vishaka Vidyalaya) 7.97 pts.
U-17 Boys Rings: Pamod Gunasekara (Ananda College Colombo) 11.15 pts.
U-19 Girls Vault: Thilanka Abeygunawardena (St. Paul’s Girls College
Milagiriya) 11.70 pts.
U-15 Boys Parallel Bars: A.A. Dilshan Kaveen (Ananda College) 10.05
U-17 Boys Vault: Pamod Gunasekera (Ananda College) 12.90 pts.