Monday, June 8, 2015

Athletics: Nimali Liyanarachchi won the only medal - Performances Asian Athletics

Nimali Liyanarachchi who is serving for Sri Lanka Air Force won the only medal for Sri Lanka today(07) at the Asian Athletics Championship held in Wuhan China.

Nimali who has finished first in her 800m womens heat performed her personal best in the final to end with a bronze. She clocked   personal best of  2:03.94 secs and missed the 23 year old Sri Lanka Record of veteran runner Sriyani Dhammika Menike by 0.1 secs.

The bronze medal of Nimali is the only medal Sri Lanka won in the championship to end 16th out of 45 nations.

China topped the Medal tally as usual with handful of medals, while Qatar and India end 2nd and 3rd respectively.


Sri Lanka Athletes Results 


Himasha Eshan - 100m Mens
Heat 4th- 10.73secs 
Semi Finals 4th- 10.52secs



Vinoj Suranjaya de Silva  - 200m Mens 
Heats 4th- 21.59secs 
Semi Finals 7th- 21.57secs 


Kalinga Kumara - 400m Mens
Heats 4th - 47.56secs

Indunil Herath - 800m Mens 
Heats 2nd - 1:50.88secs
Finals 5th - 1:51.51secs

Chinthaka Sanjeewa Somawardana - 1500m Mens 
Finals 10th - 3:52.68secs



Chaminda Wijeykoon - 5000m Mens 
Finals 9th - 14:23.77secs  
100x4 Relay - Mens 

Himasha Eshan, Suranjaya Silva, Mohamed Ashroff, Shehan Ambepitiya
Heats 3rd - 39.59secs
Finals 4th - 39.38secs (Sri Lanka Record) 
Himasha Eshan, Suranjaya Silva, Mohamed Ashroff, Shehan Ambepitiya

400x4 Relay - Mens
Kalinga Kumara, Anjana Gunaratne , Dilip Ruwan , Chanaka Jayasekera 
Finals 5th - 3:05.79secs





Sanjaya Jayasinghe - Triple Jump Mens 
Finals 12th - 15.54m


Waruna Lakshan Dayarathne - Javelin Mens 
Finals 4th - 76.75m

Manjula Kumara - High Jump - Mens 
Finals 5th - 2.20m 


Rumeshika Rathnayake - 100m Womens
Heats 3rd - 11.87secs
Semi Finals 3rd- 11.72secs
Finals 6th- 11.53secs (Personal Best) 



Nadeeka Lakmali - Javelin Throw Womens
Finals  - 5th - 52.29m 


Chandrika Subashini - 400m Womens 
Heats 1st  - 54.18secs
Finals 5th - 54.24secs 


Gayanthika Abeyratne - 800m Womens 
Heats 2nd - 2:06.51secs
Finals 6th - 2:07.46secs



Nimali Liyanarachchi - 800m Womens 
Heats 1st - 2:10.71secs
Finals 3rd - 2:03.94secs (Personal Best - Bronze Medal) 


Niluka Wickramasinghe - 400m Hurdles Womens 
Heat 4th - 1:00.66 secs 

Vidusha Lakshani - Triple Jump - Womens 
Finals 7th - 12.69m