More records fall on day 2 of Junior Nationals

63rd Junior National Athletic Championship 2023


Day 2 of the 63rd Junior National Athletic Championship saw another four new Games Records being set at the Diyagama Mahinda Rajapaksha Stadium.

This is in addition to the five records that were set on day 1. Ayomal Akalanka, who represented Sri Lanka in the Asian Youth Athletic Championship, set the first record in the U18 Boys’ 400m hurdles. The boy from Ambagamuwa Central College set a record time of 52.66secs.

In the U16 Girls’ 300m hurdles event S. Hansani, from Mahamaya Girls School Kandy, set a Games Record with a timing of 46.44secs. Suseenthi Kumar Mithunraj from Hartley College Jaffna set a games record in the U23 Boys’ discuss throw. His record distance was 43.61m.

The day’s 4th record was set by Tharusha Mendis of Lyceum International School, Wattala. He cleared a height of 1.94m in the U16 Boys’ high jump event.

In the U16 Girls’ 200m event Dhananjana Fernando from Lyceum Wattala, finished 1st with a timing of 25.92secs. In the U18 Girls’ category Jithma Wijethunga (Lyceum Wattala) finished with a timing of 25.28secs.

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Gateway College Colombo’s Dinara Dala Bandara won the U20 Girls’ 200m event with a time of 24.73secs while Jayeshi Uththara from Holy Cross College Gampaha finished 2nd with a time of 25.06secs.

D. Karunarathna from Nalanda College won the Boys’ U16 200m race with a timing of 23.03secs. Aathif Mohideen from Asian International School won the U18 race with a timing of 22.74secs. In the U20 final R.I. Vidushan from Ananda College won with a timing of 21.72secs. Army’s B. Abeywardena won the U23 final with a timing of 21.65secs.

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