As the individual events of the 47th Annual Sri Lanka Schools All Island Age Group Aquatic Championships 2022 came to an end today, St. Joseph’s College and Visakha Vidyalaya are maintaining high standards to claim their consecutive wins.
The Josephians are ready with 144 points more in reserve than their competitor – the Peterites. They will start the final day of the competition with a total of 456 points.
With many fluctuations in Girls’ team standings, the Visakhians still managed to maintain dominance with a 113.50-point margin to the next in line, with a total of 331 points. As of today, Ladies College is in 2nd position with 217.50 points, while team Mahamaya has climbed down a step from yesterday’s standings.
Interestingly, it is a fight between the Lyceum International School branches for the Mixed Team Championship. Swimmers of Lyceum, Wattala are leading the table with 306.50 points.
Meanwhile, seven individual records were broken today, establishing 23 new individual age group records during the last four days.
Pavithra of St. Peter’s College broke the Boys Under 18 – 50m Breaststroke record with a time of 1:10.29 on day 03. Ganga Senevirathne of Visakha and Tricia De Rose of Stafford broke the Girls Under 20 – 200m Backstroke and 200m Butterfly records on the same day, respectively.
Anusara Abeygoonawardana marked his 2nd record by raising the bar in the Boys Under 20 – 400m Freestyle event with a time of 4:17.73.
15-year-old Jessie Senevirathne of Holy Family Convent also established her 2nd record in the meet by swimming the Girls Under 16 – 100m Freestyle event at 1:03.00.
Senevirathne from Visakha, D. K. G. Silva from Ananda and Hiruki De Silva from Gateway Colombo have been highlighted the most throughout the competition for their outstanding performances of swimming records in all their events.
- Girls Under 20 – 200m Backstroke 2:31.44
- Girls Under 20 – 100m Backstroke 1:06.54
- Girls Under 20 – 50m Backstroke 31.56
D. K. G. Silva
- Boys Under 20 – 50m Butterfly 25.98
- Boys Under 20 – 50m Freestyle 24.47
- Boys Under 20 – 100m Butterfly 57.44
Hiruki De Silva
- Girls Under 18 – 50m Freestyle 28.30
- Girls Under 18 – 100m Freestyle 1:00.57
- Girls Under 18 – 200m Freestyle 2:13.97
Tomorrow, on the final day of the competition, it will be a battle of relays between all the schools at the Sugathadasa Waters.
The 2- day Diving competition of the Championships ended yesterday, giving more honors to Royal College and Bishop’s College.