Sri Lanka secures third spot in South Asian Kurash Championship 2024

23 April 2024 04:55 pm - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka clinched the third position in the South Asian Kurash Championship held from April 19th to 21st in Cochin, Kerala, India. The championship, which saw participation from five nations, witnessed intense bouts and strategic maneuvers as athletes vied for supremacy in the ancient Central Asian sport.

Amidst stiff competition, Sri Lanka's contingent showcased exceptional skill and resilience, earning accolades for their remarkable performance. Led by a team of talented Kurash practitioners, Sri Lanka emerged as a formidable force, claiming several podium finishes across different weight categories.

Among the standout performers for Sri Lanka were Shelon Wijerathna, Roosiru Senarathna, and Dilsha Deshani, who secured second place in their respective weight divisions. Wijerathna and Senarathna, competing in the junior category at 50kg and 80kg respectively, exhibited remarkable technique and determination throughout the championship. Deshani, competing at 80kg in the senior category, demonstrated exceptional skill and resilience, earning well-deserved recognition for her performance.

Furthermore, Sri Lanka's podium presence was further solidified by a cohort of athletes who secured third place in their weight categories. Randidu Jayawardena, Dayan Induwara, Kavindu Fernando, Shenal Supemkumara, Hasun Rashmitha, and Isara Banuja showcased commendable performances, contributing significantly to Sri Lanka's overall success in the championship.

The South Asian Kurash Championship served as a platform for athletes to showcase their talent and dedication to the ancient martial art. With representation from Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, and other nations, the championship not only fostered healthy competition but also promoted cultural exchange and camaraderie among participants.


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