SAG 2019: Sri Lanka scoop more golds with record in Menís 100x4 relay

SAG 2019: Sri Lanka scoop more golds with record in Menís 100x4 relay

December 6, 2019   11:43 am


Sri Lankan athletes have secured four more gold medals at the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) in Nepal, setting a SAG record of 39.14 seconds in Men’s 100x4 relay event.

Sri Lanka created the historic record in 2019 SAG athletics by covering the men’s 4X100 meters relay at just 39:14 seconds.

Sri Lankan athletes Himasa Eashan, Chanuka Sandeep, Vinoj Suranjaya and Yupun Priyadas broke the earlier SAG record of 39.91 seconds for the same distance.

The 2004 record in men’s 4×100 relay was created by India in the 2004 South Asian Games.

In the meantime, four other Sri Lankan athletes have bagged the gold medal in Women’s 100x4 relay event, finishing the game in 44.89 seconds.

Sri Lankan athlete Nilani Rathnayake, who scooped a gold medal for the Women’s 1500m event at the 13th SAG a few days ago, has won another gold medal today (06) for the Women’s 5000m event.

Sri Lanka is currently holding third place in the SAG medal tally with a total of 18 gold medals. Sri Lankan team has also bagged 36 silver medals and 56 bronze medals.

India is leading the medal count with 63 gold medals, 45 silver medals and 24 bronze medals, while Nepal secured the second place with 37 gold medals.

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