Sri Lanka grabs silver in 100m relay

Indian Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships 2022

Indian Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships 2022
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The third day of the 61st Indian Interstate Athletics Championship 2022 was held today (12th June) in Chennai and the Sri Lankan women’s 4*100m relay was in action in the finals.

The team managed to produce a timing of 45.35s, securing the 2nd position while the India team cruised to a comfortable Gold with a timing of 43.95s.

The Sri Lanka team consisted of Amasha de Silva, Shelinda Jansen, Medhani Jayamanne and Lakshika Sugandhi who have been the fastest women in Sri Lanka this season except for Rumeshika Ratnayake who didn’t participate in this tour.

Even though this performance (45.35s) is Sri Lanka’s seasonal best, it is nowhere near the expected timing. This same team recorded a much better performance last year in this competition with a timing of 44.55s in Patiala.

The gold medal-winning India team was strengthened by the participation of Hima Das, Dutee Chand, Dhanalakshmi Sekar and Srabani Nanda in their quartet, all of who have personal bests under 11.50 seconds.

Tomorrow, the Men’s 4*400m relay squad will be participating in their preliminary rounds while Triple Jumper Chamal Kumarasiri will compete in his event on the 14th.

Schedule for Sri Lanka Athletes in Indian Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships 2022

13th – 200m Women (heats), 200m M (heats), 4*400m Men (heats)

14th – 200m Women (final), 200m Men (final), 4*400m Men (final), Triple Jump M (final)

(Assuming the Sri Lankan athletes will be participating in 200m individual events too)

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