Matthew wins gold and sets new record; Machiko grabs silver

Matthew wins gold and sets new record; Machiko grabs silver

February 6, 2016   04:17 pm


UPDATE: Sri Lanka’s Matthew Abeysinghe won a second gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games in the men’s 100m butterfly swimming event. 

Sri Lanka’s Matthew Abeysinghe won a Gold medal in the men’s 200m freestyle swimming event and managed to set a new South Asian record. 

It is Sri Lanka’s first gold medal at the 12th South Asian Games which is being held simultaneously in Guwahati and Shillong in India from February 6 to 16, 2016.

Abeysinghe was clocked at 1:52.28 which is a new South Asian record.

Meanwhile Machiko Raheem of Sri Lanka won the Silver medal in the women’s 200m freestyle swimming event. She finished with a time of 2:09.02.

Earlier today, Dinusha Hansani won the Silver medal for women’s weightlifting in the 48kg category at SAG 2016. 

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