Gold for Sri Lanka at Asian Junior Athletics C’ships, Tharushi Dissanayake wins girls’ 800m | Sri Lanka News

Sri Lanka's won its first gold at the 20th Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Yecheon South Korea, with Tharushi Dissanayaka winning gold in the girls' 800m in 2 minutes and 05.634 seconds. 

She finished just under five seconds ahead of Akbayan Nurmamet of Kazakhstan (2:10.216) and Yingying Qin of China (2:11.132). 

Dinara Dela Bandara meanwhile, had a disappointing run in the girls' 100m final where she finished last with a time of 12.049 seconds. 

The event was won by China's Shiqi Xiong with a time of 11.615 secs, ahead of compatriot Xiajun Liu who clocked 11.850 secs. 

Thailand's Phetkun Athicha was third, finishing on 11.855 secs. 

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