First trial for Asian Athletic Championship 2019 later this month


The first edition of the Senior national trials organized by the Athletic Associating of Sri Lanka (AASL) will be held on the 22nd & 24th February 2019 at the Sugathadasa Stadium.

Conducted as a pre-season trial, this will provide the National selectors with a first look at the available talent for the forthcoming international competitions.  The AASL will be vying to select a strong outfit for the Asian Athletic Championship (April), Asian Grand Prix (May) South Asian Games (June) which will provide an opportunity for Athletes to qualify for the IAAF World Athletic Championship which will be held in Doha in late September.  

Sri Lanka sent a team of 12 track and field athletes to last year’s Asian Games which was held in Indonesia. Despite returning medal-less, the Athletic team was the best performing team out of the 172-athlete contingent that was sent to the competition. A number of Sri Lankan athletes made it to the final and some would have ended up on the podium provided they achieved their personal bests.

Read More : Sri Lanka, the largest medal-less contingent at the Asian Games

With the first trial set to shortlist the potential athletes for the National pool, AASL has earmarked 22nd of March for the second national trial which will provide another opportunity for the athletes to achieve the qualification standards. The selectors will be keeping a keen eye on the top performers especially in the Men’s 400 & women’s 100 & 200m with Sri Lanka possessing a few athletes that would make a formidable outfit in the relays.

Men’s Long Jump will also be an interesting event at the meet with 4 athletes in the 8m mark competing against each other to make the cut for the Asian Athletic Championship.  

Selection standard announced by the Athletic Association of Sri Lanka

Mens’   Event Womens’
10.25 100M 11.5
20.7 200M 23.5
46.2 400M 53.2
01:48.0 800M 02:04.5
03:44.0 1500M 04:18.0
14:05.0 5000M 16:00.0
30:00.0 10000M 32:50.0
13.85 110MH/100MH 13.7
50.5 400MH 58
08:46.0 3000MSC 10:00.0
39.5 4*100M 44.5
03:06.0 4*400M 03:37.0
2.23 High Jump 1.84
5.4 Pole Vault 4
7.9 Long Jump 6.3
16.4 Triple Jump 13.5
18.5 Shot Put 16.5
58 Discus Throw 54.5
68 Hammer Throw 58
78.5 Javelin Throw 57
7400 Decathlon / Heptathlon 5400


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Event Schedule

Day 01
Day 02