Sri Lanka’s Kimiko Raheem sets new South Asian Games record

Sri Lanka’s Kimiko Raheem sets new South Asian Games record

Sri Lanka’s Kimiko Raheem sets new South Asian Games record

Written by Staff Writer

07 Feb, 2016 | 10:19 pm

Kimiko Raheem of Sri Lanka, clinched Gold and broke the South Asian Games record in the 200 metres Backstroke event on Day 3 of the 12th South Asian Games.

Our Sports1st Correspondent said that Jeevan Jayasinghe won Gold in the cycling event held on Sunday morning. He won gold having fended off stiff challenges from the Indian cyclists.

Thusharika Priyadharshani won a Bronze in the 40 kilometre Cycling Criterium event. It was the first medal for Sri Lanka in today’s schedule.

Jeevan Jayasinghe claimed the first Gold Medal of the day for Sri Lanka in the 60 Kilometre Cycling Criterium event while Naveen Ruchira claimed third place.

Umeriya Mohideen claimed third place in the 58kg category of the women’s weight-lifting tournament while Indika Dissanayake won a silver medal in the 69 Kg category in the men’s tournament.

Ayesha Vinodhani claimed 2nd place in the 63 Kilogramme weight category of the women’s weightlifting tournament.

Kimiko Raheem of Sri Lanka, broke the tournament record for the women’s 200 metres backstroke on Sunday and won Gold. She posted a new record of two minutes 18.09 seconds.

Kiran Jayasinghe won bronze in the 100 meters Men’s Breaststroke event.

Matthew Abeysinghe also won Gold in the Men’s 50 metres freestyle event, setting a new south asian record.

This is his third gold medal in a singles event at the 12th South Asian Games.At the end of day three of the South Asian Games, Sri Lanka was placed second with eight  Gold medals, behind India with 28 Gold medals.

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