KWA And Sirimavo Bandaranaike Balika Vidyalaya Lead The Field

KWA And Sirimavo Bandaranaike Balika Vidyalaya Lead The Field
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As the National and Junior National Aquatic Championship continued at the Sugathadasa swimming pool, Killer Whales Aquatics (KWA) was the dominating team the men’s with 316 points on the third day and in the women’s section Sirimavo Bandaranaike Balika Vidyalaya led the field with 173 points going into the final day today.

Ananda College and Visakha Vidyalaya were the emerging teams in the boys and girls junior categories with 123.50 and 124 points respectively.

Peterite Akalanka Peiris clinched two gold medals in the Men’s Open 50 metre butterfly (25.44 seconds) and 100 metre backstroke (59.55 seconds) events. Dillon Abeysinghe of Killer Whale Aquatic finished second in those events with a timing of 26.18 seconds and 1:01.43 minutes.Ramudi Samarakoon

Taking a look at the younger age groups  from Visakha Vidyalaya dominated all her events coming first in the girl’s U15 100m Free Style event with a timing of 1:04.25 as well as being a part of the 400m Free Style Relay that won with a timing of 4:41.96.  She also dominated the 200 metre freestyle event coming first with a timing of 2:20.21 minutes while W.S. Nuhansa from Sirimavo Bandaranaike Balika Vidyalaya (2:26.92 minutes) and Seneshi Herath from Visakha Vidyalaya (2:29.78 minutes) ended up in second and third places respectively.

Kyle Abeysinghe of KWA secured the gold medal in the men’s open 200 metre freestyle event with a time of 1:55.97 minutes. Dilanka Shehan of Nalanda College finished second clocking 1:58.69 minutes and S.B. de Silva of Sri Lanka Navy third in 1:59.33 minutes.

Sirimavo Bandaranaike Balika Vidyalaya ‘A’ clinched the gold medal in 400 metre open freestyle relay event by clocking 4:30.28 minutes. Visakha Vidyalaya ‘A’ (4:39.91 minutes) and Mahamaya College, Kandy (4:55.49 minutes) finished second and third respectively.

The last event of the day was the men’s open 400 metre freestyle relay which KWA ‘A’ team with the Abeysinghe brothers won the gold medal with a timing of 3:36.76 minutes. KWA ‘B’ clinched the bronze medal clocking 3:47.10 minutes while Sri Lanka Navy ‘A’ took the silver with a time of 3:41.30 minutes.

 

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