Sri Lanka claims two more Silver at World Para Meet | Daily News

Sri Lanka claims two more Silver at World Para Meet

Amara Indumathi and Saman Subasinghe
Amara Indumathi and Saman Subasinghe

Sri Lankan Para Athletes Amara Indumathi and Saman Maduranga Subasinghe won a silver medal each on the final day of the World Para Athletics Grand Prix Meet, which concluded in Dubai, UAE on Saturday.

Indumathi finished second in the Women’s 400m T46/47 event with a time of one minute 05.63s to take the silver, while Subasinghe was also placed second in the Men's 400m T/47 event with a time of 50.54s.

However, both Indumathi's and Subasinghe’s achievements were not good enough for them to get obtain a direct slot for the Tokyo Paralympics.

Earlier, on day two of the meet Javelin exponent Gamini Ekanayake produced a fine performance to finish in second place with a throw of 58.55m while competing in the F/46 event on Friday.

In addition, Sampath Hettiarachchi who took part in the Javelin Throw F/38/42/63/64 event finished third with a throw of 56.34m to take the bronze medal.

Palitha Bandara who is taking part for the first time in this meet, achieved a distance of 13.42m in the Shot Putt event for Men F/42/63 to win a bronze medal.

Meanwhile, the President of the Sri Lanka Paralympics Committee, Major General Rajitha Ampemohotti said that the three medal winners Hettiarachchi, Ekanayake, and Bandara are within the required qualifying standard set by the World Para Athletics.

“All three athletes have a definite chance to receive Paralympics slots in time to come and we are awaiting the official confirmation from the world governing body,” added Ampemohotti.