Another medal for Sri Lanka at Tokyo Paralympics as Dulan wins bronze
August 30, 2021 05:07 pm
Sri Lanka’s Samitha Dulan Kodithuwakku has won the Bronze medal in the Men’s Javelin Throw - F46 – event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
Kodithuwakku took third place with a personal best of 65.61 meters while India’s Sumit Antil secured the gold medal with a World Record throw of 68.55m.
Australian Michal Burian picked up silver in the Men’s Javelin Throw (Sport Class F64) with a throw of 66.29m.
This is Sri Lanka’s second medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
Earlier today, Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Priyantha Herath set a new world record in the Men’s Javelin Throw F46 event and picked up the gold medal. It was Sri Lanka’s first-ever gold medal in Paralympic Games history.
Kodithuwakku had placed fourth for the men’s javelin throw F64 in the World Para Athletics Championships 2019.
Kodithuwakku is a Corporal attached to the Military Police of the Sri Lanka Army.
Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army General Shavendra Silva, on hearing the Sri Lankan Paralympian’s achievement, congratulated him over the phone a few minutes ago, the Sri Lanka Army said.
The Bronze medalist Corporal Dulan Kodithuwakku has earlier participated in Asian Para Games in Indonesia 2018, World Para Games 2019 in Dubai and National Para Games.
He joined Sri Lanka Army on 5th December 2009 and he is a native of Deniyaya.