57th Army Athletics Championship 2021: Himasha dazzles to win fastest man title

By Anjana Kaluarachchi | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 25 2021
Sports 57th Army Athletics Championship 2021: Himasha dazzles to win fastest man title

By Anjana Kaluarachchi

Former South Asia’s fastest man, Himasha Eashan, returned to win back his fastest man title when he won the 100m final clocking 10.29 seconds at the 57th Army Athletics Championship continued at Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday.

Eashan who lost his title to Olympian Yupun Abeykoon in 2019 who clocked 10.44 sec, won the event with ease this time, but due to slight head wind of +2.1 it won’t be considered as a new meet record.

Meanwhile, hurdler Lakshika Sugandhi broke the meet record of the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.84 seconds to win the event with ease. Roshan Ranathunga, who recently broke the Sri Lanka record twice in the 110m hurdles, returned to the High Jump event where he won the gold medal with a leap of 2.14m, winning Electronic and Mechanical Engineering Regiment’s only gold medal of the day.

The championship will continue for day four today with several finals, including 800m, 400m, hurdles and 200m.

Results:

Men

3000m Steeplechase: 1. U.B. Herath (SLCMP) 9:13.24 sec, 2. M.S. Pushpakumara (SLA) 9:17.44 se, 3. G.J. Wijenayaka (SLLI) 9.18.46 sec

100m: 1. Himasha Eashan (SLA) 10.29 sec, 2. Chamod Yodasinghe (SLEME) 10.47 sec, 3. Chanuka Dharmakeerthi (SLASC) 10.56 sec

Discus Throw: 1. M.D. Saparamadu (GR) 44.69m, 2. D.K. Silva (SLA) 44.62m, 3. Z.T.M. Aasik (SLEME) 44.6m

High Jump: 1. Roshan Ranatunga (SLEME) 2.14m, 2. A.T. Dasun (SLA) 2.11m, 3. I.U. Kumara (SLLI) 2.05m

Women

10,000M: 1. M.P. Herath (SLAGSC(W) 37:23.50 sec, 2. G.W. Herath (SLAWC(A) 37:25.83 sec, 3.M.N. Nidarshani (SLSC(W) 37:26.14 sec

Javelin Throw: 1. Dilhani Lekamge SLAWC(A) 55.57m, 2. P.H. Sewwandi (SLSC(W) 44.07m, 3. A.A. Sewwandi (SLSC(W) 30.97m

100m Hurdles: 1. Lakshika Sugandhi (SLAWC(A) 13.84 sec, 2. H. Hapuarachchi (SLAWC(A) 14.94 sec, 3. S.N. Fernando (SLAWC(B) 15.03 sec

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By Anjana Kaluarachchi | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 25 2021

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