SL athletes fail to impress

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Sri Lanka’s Nimali Liyanarachi and Gayanthika Abeyrathne were eliminated from the Women’s 800 metres heats at the 21st Commonwealth Games track and field events worked off in Gold Coast, Australia on Thursday.

Both failed to make it to the final round with Nimali finishing seventh in heat three while Gayanthika was placed eighth in heat one.

Gayanthika finished with a time of 2:04.72 seconds and could not better her personal best of 2:02.55 seconds which is also the National record of the event.

Nimali finished with a disappointing time of 2:08.52s

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s Dinuka Karunaratna put up a fine performance to beat Georges Julien Paul of Mauritius in the Men’s Singles round of 16 badminton fixture.

Dinuka won the first set 23-21 in 21 minutes and sealed the contest by clinching the second set 22-20 in 18 minutes.

Sri Lanka’s Anne Marie was placed 11th in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual All-Around Final - Rotation 1.

Sri Lanka’s Deepika Dilhani beat Carissa Holland of Australia in the Women's freestyle 53kg Nordic System Match 1 in wrestling championship.

In addition, Charles Fernando also emerged victorious when he defeated Ross Connelly of Scotland in the Men's freestyle 57kg 1/8 final. (Agencies)


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