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Madrika shines with new Race-walking record

Kalhari Madrika shone above the rest setting up a new meet record in the Race-walking event at the National Youth Sports Festival 2017 held at Anuradhapura yesterday. The 26-year-old representing Kalutara District shattered her own record in the 5000m over-20 women’s event when she clocked 24 minutes and 26 seconds to win. Her earlier record was 25 minutes and 25 seconds which was set in 2015.

The over-20 men’s 10000m Race-walking event was won by S.S. Dunukara of Polonnaruwa District in a time of 48 minutes 50 seconds.

 Results:
U-20 Girls 5000m: 1. GN Weerasinghe (Kandy) 29.42 sec, 2. AE Seneviratne (Badulla) 29:48 sec, 3. AMD Lakshika (Polonnaruwa) 29:54 sec
Over-20 Women 5000m: 1. Kalhari Madrika (Kalutara) 24.26 sec (NMR), 2. HHK Madushika (Matara) 28.12 sec, 3. JKKMC Damayanthi (Monaragala) 29:46 sec
U-20 boys 10000m: 1.HNA Ratnayake (Gampaha) 54:39 sec, 2. CI Somasooriya (Matale) 55.58 sec, 3. Sathsara Wijesinghe (Kalutara) 58.54 sec.
Over-20 men 10000m; 1. SS Dunukara (Polonnaruwa) 48:50 sec, 2. Lahiru Dulan (Galle) 50.16 sec, 3. JAH Prasad (Matara) 50.55 sec

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