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Dinesh Priyantha wins Javelin bronze at Rio Paralympics

14 September 2016 10:07 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lankan javelin thrower Dinesh Priyantha Herath secured the country’s first medal- a bronze in men’s javelin throw F46 final at the Rio Paralympics today.

The 30-year-old Sri Lankan thrower cleared a distance of 58.23 metres -a personal best mark to win the medal.

Indian athlete Devandra Jhahharia won the gold with a new world record mark of 63.97 metres and Guo Chunliang of China secured the silver with a distance of 59.93 metres.

Dinesh is attached to the Sports Club of Gajaba Regiment of the Sri Lankan Army.

Hailing from Ipologama, Kagama, Dinesh attended Kagama Dathusena Maha Vidyalaya and served in Sri Lanka Army before retiring.

  Comments - 10

  • Roman Wednesday, 14 September 2016 02:37 PM

    another unsung hero!! many congratulations sir!!

    waco Wednesday, 14 September 2016 03:17 PM

    Entire nation is proud of you son.Congratulations. Keep it up.

    ravi sene Wednesday, 14 September 2016 03:47 PM

    Finally Srilankan flag up in the air. Congratulations dinesh Priyantha!

    Aren Friday, 16 September 2016 03:43 PM

    Yes!! Sri Lanka Army ...heros for ever!!!

    Nahfees Thursday, 15 September 2016 03:38 PM

    Congratulation Lion, you have made us proud !!

    Premalal Wednesday, 14 September 2016 11:30 AM

    Well done son. We are proud of you.

    daily boru Wednesday, 14 September 2016 12:49 PM


    Nilantha Wednesday, 14 September 2016 12:52 PM

    Finally an Olympic medal to country, we are proud of you son. Well done,Congratulations. Wonder how many officials are with him.

    samitha Thursday, 15 September 2016 01:44 PM

    Entire nation proud of you . Well done .

    Imthiyaz Wednesday, 14 September 2016 02:17 PM

    Great achievement. ... ! Hope he'll get the deserved

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