Navy and Army athletes take Sri Lanka to the medal table at Gold Coast
Two Sri Lankan
service personnel who
represented the country at the
XXI Commonwealth Games 2018 in
Gold Coast, Australia have won a
Silver and a Bronze medal in the
Weightlifting event. Accordingly
Able Seaman Indika Dissanayake
of the Sri Lanka Navy won the
Silver medal for Sri Lanka while
Corporal J.A.C Lakmal of the Sri
Lanka Army won the Bronze medal.
Both athletes competing in weight lifting events
managed to claim their places after stiff competitions from other
international participants. Able Seaman Indika Dissanayake won Silver
lifting 297kg in total (137kg in snatch, 160kg in clean and jerk) in the
men's 69kg weight category. Corporal Lakmal lifting 114kg and 134kg in
the clean and jerk men's 56kg weight category went home with a Bronze
So far Sri Lankan athletes have won three medals, one
Silver and two Bronze at the 21st Commonwealth Games being held in Gold
Coast, Queensland, Australia. The Commonwealth Games is one of the
largest sporting events in the world and thousands of participants from
the Commonwealth countries take part in it. The 21st edition of the
Games began on Wednesday (04) and will go on till 15th April, 2018.
More than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 71
member nations and territories have converged to Gold Coast and other
event cities to take part in 18 sports and seven para-sports events.
This year Gold Coast 2018 will see Beach Volleyball, Para Triathlon and
Women's Rugby Sevens making their debut.