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46th Milo all island school swimming championship

St Joseph’s, Visakha rule the pool

Champions St Joseph’s College Colombo and Visakha Vidyalaya
Champions St Joseph’s College Colombo and Visakha Vidyalaya

Visakha Vidyalaya created history when they ended Mahamaya College’s unbeaten 20-year winning streak by emerging overall girls champions at the 46th Milo all island school swimming championship concluded at Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday.

Winners Visakha piled up 509 points to push defending champions Mahamaya College Kandy to second place with 398 points. Srimavo Balika Vidyalaya secured third place with 329 points in the five-day event.

St Joseph’s College Colombo continued their dominance in the boys’ category and registered their 16th consecutive victory with 453 points. St Peter’s College finished runners up with 378.5 points and Ananda College third with 298 points.

Defending champs Bishop College won the overall title in the girls diving team championship with 138 points. Royal College won the boys team overall title bagging 203 points.

St Bridget’s (105) and Visakha (25) were placed second and third in the girls category while S. Thomas’ (51) and Thurstan (37) were similarly placed in the boys team category.

Mahamaya won the senior girls team title with 363 points ahead of defending champions Visakha who were second with 343 points. Srimavo Balika took third place in the senior division.

Joes dominated the senior boys division scoring 329 points. Ananda College were runner up with 252 points and St Peter’s third with 202.5 points.

The championship was held in the Under 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 age groups for boys and girls with 164 events being worked out in the two categories with the participation of over 5000 boys and girls around the island.

Nestle PLC sponsored the event.


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