Kalinga Kumarage won Sri Lanka’s first gold medal in the Thailand Open Athletic Championship at the Thammasat University Stadium, Bangkok on June 13.
He outsmarted world class athletes to clock 47.55 seconds in the Men’s 400m event.
Moreover, Sri Lankan long jumper Dhanuka Liyanapathirana and 3000m steeplechase runner Nilani Rathnayaka bagged a silver medal each on Monday, June 13.
The heat in Bangkok has made it difficult for athletes to be at their best at this time of the year.
Meanwhile, Ayesha Madhuwanthi established a new Sri Lankan record in the Women’s hammer throw event, covering a distance of 47.93M and 48.08M in her first and second throw.
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