Darshana, Amasha finish on podium

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Aruna Darshana finished second in the 400m, while Amasha de Silva finished 3rd in the 100m at the 61st National Interstate Senior Athletics Championships 2022 in India which commenced on Friday.

Darshana clocked 46.34 seconds to finish second behind Noah Nirma of Kerala who won the event in 46.14 seconds. Amasha de Silva finished behind Srabani Nanda of Odisha and Hima Das of Assam. Nanda clocked 11.49 seconds while Das clocked 11.54 seconds

Earlier, in the heats Darshana clocked 46.69 seconds and finished first, while Amasha de Silva clocked 11.78 seconds and finished second.

The Sri Lankan athletic team flew to Chennai only on Thursday evening and had very little time to rest before competing in Friday’s events.