Peiris the Lankan hope in swimming

Olympian Chamara Bags Judo Gold for Lanka

In his day-to-day demeanour he is affable and unassuming. Yet, when Olympic Chamara Dharmawadena sets foot on to that fighting square he means business in a very clinical manner. The opponent does not even have the time to settle in as the bout is already over.

This afternoon Chamara stood up to that lethal reputation. First it was his India opponent. Prior to the bout he said that he was a bit hesitant because the Indian too had a mean reputation. Lo and behold the bout lasted only a few seconds and it was all over.

At this point his friends said “Sir, this weight class is ours you can confidently write down the result. And the delivery was prompt. First in the semi-final bought the Pakistani opponent looked taller and better set. But, the result same as before— before we could say Jack Robins and the game was over.

The third bought was for the Gold and was against a partisan crowed and a Nepalese opponent. Yet, his friends were remarking “More noise and pressure, Chamara begins react more menacingly”.  So ended the story of the day and how Chamara added yet Gold to the ever increasing Lankan larder.

The two silver medals came from Buddhika Premaratne and Chamila Dilani while Shalini Liyanage, Yameena Refas and Lakshika Maduvantha  added the Bronze Medals.

Buddhika Premaratne bagged the silver medal in the Men’s 60kg Extra Lightweight category, while Dilani’s silver medal came in the Women’s 48kg Extra Lightweight category. The three bronze medals came from Liyanage, who competed in the Women’s 57kg Lightweight, Rifaz, who competed in the Women’s 63kg Half Middleweight and Maduwanthi, who competed in the Women’s 52kg Half Lightweight categories.

The Judo will be continued tomorrow.

Swimming

Sri Lanka added four silvers and a bronze medal to their tally in the Swimming competitions which is being held at the International Sports Complex in Satdobato, Kathmandu. Akalanka Peiris, Sandev Senarate, and the Men’s and Women’s Relay teams competing in the 4x200m event won silver medals while Ramudi Samarakoon bagged the solitary bronze medal for the day.

Akalanka Peiris won the silver medal in the Men’s 50m Backstroke event, to better his own Sri Lanka record of 26.33 seconds set at the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina last year. Sandev Senaratne won a silver medal in the Men’s 200m Butterfly event.

The Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay team, comprising Stephan Perera, Matthew Abeysinghe, Dilanka Shehan and Kavin Weerasinghe bagged the third silver medal for Sri Lanka. The team consisting Ramudi Samarakoon, Sandu Savindi, Bhakthi Karunasena and Ganga Seneviratne won the fourth silver medal in the Women’s 2x200m Freestyle Relay event.

The only bronze medal on Monday was won

Cricket Women’s final

Sri Lanka women’s cricketers experienced the ignominy of losing a low scoring cricket final by two runs, but, had the satisfaction of securing the Silver at Pokhara.

Taking the first lease of the wicket the Bangladeshi lasses managed only 91 for in their allotted 20 overs with U. Thimashini ending up with 4 for 8.

For the Lankan women only wicket-keeper batswoman Harshitha Madhavi showed any resolute make 32 while L. Upsara worked with the late order to make 25.  The Lankan women stuck at 89 for 9 when the last ball of the 20th over was bowled.

Bangladesh Women 91 for 8 in 20 overs (Nisar Sultan 29 not out; U. Thimashini 4 for 8)

Sri Lanka women 89 for 9 in 20overs (H. Madavi 32, L.Upsara 25; N. Ak thar 2 for9)

Cricket men’s

Sri Lanka men had their prelude to the cricket gold in a very convincing manner. They are to meet the same counterparts in the gold final is true; but the manner in which they executed the hunt was awe inspiring.

Batting first a score of 150 for 6 on a slow-low turner could be tricky; but, batting second the Lankan cricketers lads seemed to have sized-up the wicket and learned how to score on it. 

The 134 run stand between opener Pethum Nissanka and Lasith Croosepulle an inning full of command and it looked as if there were batting on a tarmac.  Finally Nissanka ended up making 67 not in 52 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes, while Croosepulle faced only 41 balls to stay unbeaten on 73 hitting seven fours and 4 sixes.

They meet once again for the Gold final at the same venue tomorrow.

Bangladesh  under 23 150 for in 20 overs (Islam Ankon 44, Yasir Ali 51, A.M. Fernando 2 for 29)

Sri Lanka under 151 for 6 in 16.1 overs(Pethum Nissanka 67 not out, Lasith Croosepulle 73 not out)  

Handball

Beat Bangladesh 26-23 to bag the Bronze Medal.

Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball Men Gold and Silver, Women Gold and Silver.

Wrestling

The Lankan Gold wagon kept on rolling this time it is wrestling. This is the first time in SAG history that Sri Lanka has won two gold medals at this event.

W.M.D.D.K. Weerabahu (62kgs) and G.A.A. Seneviratne (72kgs) Gold. R.U.M. Fernando, 61 and W.S.N.  Walpita – (92kgs) Bronze.

Archery

Compound event, –Women’s Silver.

Weightlifting

109+ women’s Silver.

Today’s list of medals by the day

Weightlifting Men’s 109/kg – 1 Silver

Handball Men’s 1 bronze

Crickets women’s 1 silver

Fencing men’s team foil 1 bronze

Judo women 52kg 1 bronze

Judo women 57kg 1 bronze

Judo women 63kg 1 bronze

Judo women 48kg 1 silver

Judo men 60kg 1 silver

Judo men 73kg1 gold

Swimming Women’s 400 SCM freestyle 1 Bronze

Swimming Women’s 800 SCM Freestyle relay 1 silver

Swimming Men’s 200 SCM butterfly 1 silver

Swimming Men’s 50 SCM backstrock 1 silver

Swimming Men’s 50 SCM Backstrock 1 Bronze

Wresling men’s 61kg 1 Bronze

Wresling Men’s 92kg 1 silver

Wresling Women’s 62kg 1 silver

Wresling Women’s 65kg 1 Gold

Wresling Women’s 72kg 1 gold

Beach volleyball men’s 1 Gold

Beach volleyball Men’s 1 silver

Beach volleyball Women’s 1 Gold

Beach volleyball Womens 1 silver

 

Total for the day 5 Gold, 11 Silver & 8 Bronze

 

Participating Country

 

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

India

 

132

79

41

252

Nepal

 

45

44

76

165

Sri Lanka

 

36

68

93

197

Pakistan

 

29

34

47

110

Bangladesh

 

8

28

66

102

Maldives

 

1

0

2

3

Bhutan

 

0

0

9

9