Written by Keshala Dias
10 Apr, 2018 | 12:12 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia got off to a great start today (April 10), with Sri Lanka advancing through in the qualifying rounds of various sporting categories.
Thiwanka Ranasinghe won the quarterfinals of the 46 – 49KG weight class Men’s Boxing event. He will now proceed to the quarterfinals.
Ranasinghe is assured of a medal as there is no third place match in boxing, the players defeated in the semi-finals will be awarded bronze medals.
In Table Tennis, Erandi Warusawithana won against Cynthia Kwabi of Ghana (4-0) in game 1 of the Women’s singles group 3. Meanwhile, Ishara Madurangi won game 1 of the Women’s singles group 7, defeating Mauritius’s Ruqayyah Kinoo (4-1). Hansani Kapugeekiyana defeated Hareem Anwar Ali of Pakistan in the Table Tennis Women’s Singles (4-0).
In game 1 of the men’s table tennis Singles Group 12 – Imesh Ranasinghe won against Andrea Michel of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (4-0) while Buwaneka Jayasingha Mudiyanselage defeated Shaquan Hodge (4-0) in the Men’s Singles Table Tennis group 10 game.
Buwaneka Goonethilleka advanced to the Men’s Singles Round of 32 in the badminton event by defeating Pakistan’s Murad Ali (2-0). Sachin Dias and Thilini Pramodhika advanced to the final 32 in the Mixed Badminton event with their win over Uganda’s Edwin Ekirin and Shammi Bangi .
Rumeshika Rathnayake came in second in the Women’s 200 Metres heats. She clocked a time of 23.43 seconds, to qualify for the semi-finals.
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