SL Finish with 12 Medals

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Dec 8 2021

Galeena Basnayaka was the star of Sri Lanka team when she won three golds and a silver, as Sri Lanka finished with 12 medals at the Asian Youth Para Games 2021 concluded in Manama, Bahrain yesterday. Galeena from Lyceum International School won gold medals in the 50m Free Style (S1-10, 100m Free Style (S6- 10) and 400m Free style (S6-10). Mohammad Safran of Muslim MV, Kekuagolla also bagged a gold medal in the F42-47 Under-17 Long Jump event. Galeena clinched a silver medal in the S6-10 100m Butterfly event, while Jason Jayawardana of Gateway College Colombo clinched two silver medals in the F40-41 Discus Throw and F40 Shot Put events.

 Mohammad Safran also won a second medal, this time a silver, in the F42-47 Under-17 100m event. Janani Wickramasinghe of Suradutha Balika Vidyalaya, Kuliyapitiya bagged three bronze medals in the T47 200m, F42-47 Long Jump and T42-47 100m, while Naveed Rasheen of D.S. Senanayaka College clinched a Bronze in the S6-10 400m Free Style event. Around 750 Para athletes from 30 countries (under-23 years of age), were seen in action for the past five days competing across nine sports – Para athletics, Para badminton, boccia, goalball, Para powerlifting, Para swimming, Para table tennis, Para taekwondo and wheelchair basketball. 

Gold Medals S1-10 – 50m Free Style – Galeena Basnayaka (Lyceum International School) S6-10 -100m Free Style - Galeena Basnayaka (Lyceum International School) S6-10 -400m Free Style - Galeena Basnayaka (Lyceum International School) F42-47- Under 17 Long Jump – Mohammad Safran (Muslim MV, Kekuagolla) Silver Medals S6-10- 100m Butterfly - Galeena Basnayaka (Lyceum International School) F40-41 Discus Throw – Jason Jayawardana (Gateway College Colombo) F42-47- Under-17 100m – Mohammad Safran (Muslim MV, Kekuagolla) F40 – Shot Put - Jason Jayawardana (Gateway College Colombo) Bronze Medals T47- 200M – Janani Wickramasinghe (Suradutha Balika Vidyalaya, Kuliyapitiya) F42-47- Long Jump - Janani Wickramasinghe (Suradutha Balika Vidyalaya, Kuliyapitiya) T42-47-100m - Janani Wickramasinghe (Suradutha Balika Vidyalaya, Kuliyapitiya) S6-10- 400m Free Style – Naveed Rasheen (D.S. Senanayaka College) Other 4th F42-47 Long Jump – Isuru Weerakkody (Lumbini College) 7th T42-47 200m - Isuru Weerakkody (Lumbini College) 7th T12 – 200m - Ravindu Samarakoon (Richmond College) Supporter (Pansilu Pahan)  

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Dec 8 2021

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