Chandrika Gunawardana and Roshith Perera bagged 2 Gold medals and 4 silver medals between the two of them at the 1st Asia Pacific Master’s Games (APMG) in Penang, Malayasia.
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The APMG was the first ever Master’s Multi-Sport event in Asia, where an estimated 10,000 participants from the Asia Pacific region participated over nine days of sporting challenge and excitement. The event featured 21 sports and was played in one of South East Asia’s top island destinations.
Local Masters alumni, Chandrika Gunawardana and Roshith Perera represented Sri Lanka in this tournament as the only two local swimmers and won big in their first go.
Chandrika Gunawardana entered in the Women’s 35-39 50m Butterfly event, Breaststroke and Freestyle events. Gunawardana snagged Silver in the 50m Butterfly clocking 39.71 seconds and also clocked in 35.58 seconds in the Freestyle for her second Silver.
38-year old Chandrika went on to bag a Gold medal in the Women’s 35-39 Breaststroke event with an astonishing timing of 50.53 seconds.
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Chandrika also had a stellar run in the recently concluded Master’s Short Course Swimming Championship 2018, winning 3 Gold medals and two silver medals, being one of the top finishing swimmers of the tournament.
Her male accomplice, Roshitha Perera made his mark at the event by also snatching 1 Gold and two Silver medals in the three events he participated in. His gold came in the Men’s 30-34 200m Breaststroke event, clocking 3:24.05 minutes.
The 33-year old tied for second place in the Men’s 50m Breaststroke event along with Eugene Tan of Malaysia with a time of 37.69 seconds. A 1:29.59minute finish in the 100m Breaststroke event brought him his second and Silver.