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Athletics-Seven records shattered on second day at AISG 2013

Nanjing Asian Youth Games bronze medallist, Anuradha Vidusanka renewed the Under-17 Boys 400m hurdles record by clocking 54.44 seconds on the second day of the All Island Schools Games continued at Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday. Vidusanka, who clocked 54.06 seconds Asian Youth Games, China two months ago, improved his time in the three occasions yesterday. In the preliminary round, the St Mary's College, Kegalle athlete timed 55.43 seconds and in the semi-final, he timed 55.12 second breaking the previous record of 55.61 set by Lahiru Prasanjith of Taxila Central Collge, Horana in 2010. Walala A Ratnayake College's MHI Sandaruwan established a new meet record in the boys under-21 pole vault event leapping 4.50 metres. Sandaruwan broke the previous record of 4.20m set by Channa Fernando of St Sebastian's Central College, Kandana. Sandaruwan improved his time also in three occasions in the final yesterday. In the boys' under-21 age category, Lahiru Prasanjith of Taxila College, broke the 12-year-old 400m hurdle record. Prasanjith clocked 53.47 to set the new record, erasing the held record of 54.01 set by Gayan Silva of Sumgangala College, Panadura in 2001. Gateway College's Asiri Wijesekara established a new meet record in the boys under-15 200m final. Wijesekara recorded 23.34 seconds breaking the previous record of 23.52 set by Arosh Kariyawasam of Ananda College, Colombo in 2011. Amanthi Silva of St Bridget's Convent, Colombo 7 set up a new record in Under-19 girls discus throw with a distance of 41.20m improving her previous record of 39.46m set in last year's meet. The Games will continue today for 21 finals and will continue to Saturday.

Posted on 2013-10-04 07:47:25
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Should Dilshan have continued until Cricket World Cup 2019?

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“That was pathetic. No excuse at all. The whole team is responsible. Whoever the captain is, we have to back him and try and support him. The captain has to do so many other stuff. All the 11 guys must back him and support him.” “We have addressed the issue of finishing off the overs on time in the past as well, but it cropped up again. It’s so unfortunate to see Upul going out as he is a crucial player in our set up. He batted well against South Africa and it’s so unfortunate. This can’t happen again,” - Angelo Mathews


Cricket is a game of fine margins and Mathews is set to be a modern great. Hang in their Angie, this team can achieve something on this tour. Thirimane and the youngsters form was a real positive. Prasad was missed. Chameera should be persisted with. If Bairstow was our early outcome could have been very different.


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