Youth trials to kick start Sri Lankan Athletic season in 2019


The Sri Lankan athletic season for the year 2019 will kick start on the 19th of January with the Junior trials for the Asian Youth (U18) Athletic Championship set to be held at the Sugathadasa stadium in Colombo.

The Junior trials which will be the season opener for Sri Lanka athletics was brought forward to January having initially being scheduled for February. It will see the participation of youth athletes between the ages of 17 to 15 years, trialing for a spot in the contingent that will represent Sri Lanka at the Asian Youth Athletic Championship which will be held in Hong Kong from the 15th to 17th March.

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The Asian Youth (Under 18) Championship is a biennial competition which commenced in the year 2015 with the inaugural tournament held in Doha, Qatar. Sri Lanka managed to collect 4 medals which included a Gold and 3 Silvers there. In the second edition of the championship which was held in Bangkok in 2017 Sri Lanka managed to collect a Silver and a Bronze to increase their total medal tally to six medals at the competition.

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Sri Lanka has reportedly been handed a quota of 7 slots for the competition with the athletes expected to meet the qualification standards at the trials which have been set out by the Athletics Association of Sri Lanka (AASL). However, the AASL is expected to be lenient on the qualification mark as the initial trial which was scheduled to be held in February was brought forward as the organizers of the meet have advanced the deadlines for the entries.

Boys Event Girls
10.88sec 100m 12.25sec
21.95sec 200m 25.00sec
48.65sec 400m 56.25sec
01:55.50min 800m 2:13.50min
4:00.00min 1500m 4:40.00min
8:40.00min 3000m 10:10.00min
14.05sec 110m H / 100m H 14.50sec
53.40sec 400m H 62.00sec
06:05.00min 2000m SC 7:10.00min
1:56.00min Medley Relay 2:17.00min
47:30.00min 10000 RW / 5000 RW 26:00.00min
2.06m High Jump 1.71m
4.70m Pole Vault 3.50m
7.20m Long Jump 5.80m
14.90m Triple Jump 12.20m
18.00m Shot Put 15.35m
51.00m Discus Throw 42.00m
67.00m Hammer Throw 52.00m
70.00m Javelin Throw 49.50m
5800 points Decathlon/Heptathlon 4200 points


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