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89th Sir John Tarbat Senior Athletics Championship

Four new meet records on opening day

Heshani Maheshika of Sebastian Balika Kandana winning the U18 girls’ discus throw event.
Heshani Maheshika of Sebastian Balika Kandana winning the U18 girls’ discus throw event.

Four new meet records were established on the opening day of the 89th Sir John Tarbat Senior Athletics Championship at the Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday. The records were established in the boys and girls events.

In the Under 18 200m boys event, Chalitha Piyuma of Lumbini College shattered the record when he clocked 21.88 seconds.

Vinod Ariyanwansa from St Aloysius College Ratnapura produced the best performance and registered a new meet record in the Under 16 400m hurdles with a time of 55.32 seconds. In the same age group the girls’ event also saw a new meet record established when Dilshi Kumarasinghe of Walala Ratnayake CC clocked 1:06.67 seconds.

The last record of the day was established by Heshani Maheshika from Sebastian Balika Kandana in the Under 18 discus throw. She threw a distance of 38.16 metres.

Currently standing as the oldest celebrated athletic championship in Sri Lanka, the Sir John Tarbat Championship has produced numerous national and international level athletes. As a strong supporter of sports in Sri Lanka, Ritzbury – the sole sponsor of this year’s championship will power both Senior and Junior Meets which will encompass over 17,000 athletes.

 


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