6 Athletes meet Asian Youth qualifying standards

Asian Youth Athletics Championship 2023 – Selection Trials


Six Youth Athletes met qualifying standards of their respective events Selection Trials for the Asian Youth Athletics Championship 2023 which concluded in Diyagama today (22nd January).

Four male athletes and two female athletes in four events met the qualifying standards in a two-day event to book their tickets for the 5th Asian Youth Athletics Championship 2023, which will be held in Uzbekistan in April.

Anuhas Bandara from Dharmaloka College, Ambalangoda sprinted the  Boys’ 100m in 11.37s whilst Braini Anujana from Kumarathunga Munidasa National School won the Girls’ 100m with a timing of 12.65s.

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Ayomal Akalanka from Ambagamuwa MV, the reigning youth 400m hurdles champion, recorded a timing of 52.87sec, while both Lesandu Arthavidu from D.S Senanayake College and Nilupul Pehesara from Vijitha Central College, Dickwella cleared the 2.00m qualifying standard in the high jump.

In the Boys’ Pole Vault event, Malindraratna Silva of Maris Stella College, Negombo cleared 4.65m to reach the entry standards.

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The Wickramabahu National School duo, Nirmali Wickramasinghe and Dulanjana Pradeepani matched the qualifying standards in the Girls’ 1500m event.


Event Entry Standard Name Time
400m Hurdles 54.00sec Ayomal Akalanka 52.87
High Jump 2.00m Lesandu Arthavidu 2.00
Nilupul Pehesara 2.00
Pole Vault 4.65m Malindrarathna Silva 4.65



Event Entry Standard Name Time
1500m 4:48:00 Nirmali Wickramasinghe 4:47:59
Dulanjana Pradeepani 4:47:59


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