Aruna and Amasha impress at IAAF World Junior Championships | Daily News

Aruna and Amasha impress at IAAF World Junior Championships

Sprinters Aruna Darshana and Amasha De Silva advanced to the semi-finals in their respective races at the IAAF World Junior Championship that commenced at Tampere, Finland yesterday.

Darshana won the World junior 400m heat with ease running from lane 8 and advanced to the semi-finals clocking 46.81secs.

Amasha clocked 11.75secs to qualify for the 100m semi-finals.

Steeplechase runner Parami Wasanthi Marisstella set a new personal best and a national junior record when she finished fifth in 10 minutes 20.12secs in the 3000m Steeplechase heat.

Dilshi Kumarasinghe made a tactical error in the 800 metres when she ran behind the bunch, but she struggled to keep up the pace and ran a slow race and finished last in the heat with a time of 2 minutes 12.91 secs. The winner clocked a mere 2 minutes 11.30 seconds. Dilshi’s timing when she won in the Asian Junior Championships in Japan last year was 2 minutes 04 .53 seconds and she had clocked better than 2 minutes 11 seconds on numerous occasions earlier. - KR


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