Indika Dissanayake won Sri Lanka’s third medal, first silver medal by finishing second in the Men’s 69kg Weightlifting event at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. He lifted a total of 297kg — 137kg in Snatch and 160kg in Clean and Jerk.
Gareth Evans of Wales took Gold lifting 299kg, just 2kg more than Indika Dissanayake who was restricted to two failed attempts towards the end.
Dissanayake was well on top until Evans snatched it away in the dying moments of the competition. India’s Deepak Lather won Bronze lifting a total of 295kg.
Dinusha’s Bronze and narrow misses
Yesterday, Dinusha Gomes claimed the bronze medal in Women’s 48kg Weightlifting event lifting a total of 155kgs — 70kgs in Snatch and 85kgs in Clean and Jerk. Chanu Mirabai of India won Gold, Marie Ranaivosoa claimed Silver.
Moreover, Thilanka Wiraj narrowly missed out on a medal in the Men’s 62kg Weightlifting event. He was restricted to fourth place. Chamari Warnakulasuriya also finished overall fourth in the Women’s 53kg weight class.
Cherantha de Silva and Akalanka Peiris finished sixth and seventh in the Men’s 50M Butterfly stroke event. Ravindu after winning the round of 64 clash was beaten by Scot Lobban in the round of 32.
Wales outclassed Sri Lanka 3-1 in the Women’s Team Group 2 Table Tennis event.
The Men’s 4x100m Freestyle relay team narrowly qualified for the finals finishing the race in 3.22.84. Matthew Abeysinghe, Akalanka Peiris, Cherantha De Silva and Kyle Abeysinghe represented Sri Lanka in the event. New Zealand, England, and Canada finished top three.
The team is to compete in the all-important finals.
Medal prospect Matthew Abeysinghe and his brother Kyle Abeysinghe will take part in the Men’s 100m Freestyle heats tomorrow.
The Squash Plate quarter-finals will take place later today. Ravindu Laksiri will complete against Kelvin NDHLOVU in the Men’s singles while Mihiliya Methsarani takes on Guyana’s Taylor Fernandes in the women’s singles. The Men’s Table Tennis team is yet to compete in the Round of 16 against hosts Australia at the time of writing.
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