Category Archives: Athletic

Asia’s fastest man strikes gold once more: Abeykoon dominates Firenze Sprint Festival

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ITALY: (ePRESS) – Yupun Abeykoon, known as Asia’s fastest man, made a triumphant return to competitive athletics after nearly a year-long break. The Commonwealth Games 100m bronze medalist displayed his speed once more, clinching the top spot in the 150m race at the Firenze Sprint Festival held in the city of Firenze, Italy, last Saturday. The…

Sri Lanka’s first-ever triple qualification in World Athletic Relays

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Colombo, Mar 3.10PM – Sri Lanka is celebrating a historic achievement in athletics as three relay teams have qualified for the World Athletic Relays for the first time ever. Among them, the Men’s 4x400m relay team aims to secure Olympic qualifications in the upcoming event on May 4 and 5 at Robinson National Stadium in Nassau,…

Asian International School shines bright: 16 medals in ISAC glory

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Colombo, Feb 29, 10PM – Asian International School (AIS) athletes showcased outstanding performances at the 22nd International School Athletic Championship (ISAC), clinching a total of 16 medals. Held at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo over the last weekend, the event, organized by Gateway College, saw AIS secure 235 points, placing seventh among the 22-TISSL (The International…

Ishan and Dimitri dominate British School’s annual track event

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Colombo, Feb 27, 8.30PM – Ishan Kahandawalaarachchi and Dimitri Perera were the stars at the yearly track and field event of the British School in Colombo (BSC) held at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Diyagama recently. Ishan did really well in all his events and helped Nobel House, which won the whole competition after a tough…

Record-breakers and champions: TISSL athletic championship highlights

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Colombo, Feb 26, 6PM – Dineth Weeraratne from Leeds International School and Shenella Seneviratne from Gateway College Colombo emerged as the Best Performers at the thrilling 22nd TISSL International Schools Athletic Championship, hosted by Gateway College. The event, held at the Sugathadasa Stadium and graced by His Excellency Andrew Patrik, the British High Commissioner to…

ISAC 2024: Gateway College welcomes 1500 athletes to Sugathadasa Stadium

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Colombo, Feb 23, 6.45PM – The International Schools of Sri Lanka (TISSL) is hosting its grand sporting event, the 22nd edition of the International Schools Athletic Championship (ISAC). Gateway College is organizing the event for the 12th time. It’s all happening on Saturday and Sunday at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo. The opening ceremony, set…

Hiruni Wijayaratne shatters decade-old record: Clocks 4:55.44 in Boston Mile Race

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Boston, Feb 20, 8.30PM – Sri Lanka’s Hiruni Wijayaratne, who lives and runs in the USA, recently ran her best time in over a decade at the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational indoor event in Boston. She clocked 4 minutes and 55.44 seconds in the one-mile race. However, her new record is awaiting approval…

Sri Lanka’s elite 58 athletes approved for ‘Road to Paris 2024’ High Performance Pool

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Colombo, Feb 20, 1PM – In a historic move, Sri Lanka has introduced its first-ever National High Performance Programme for the Olympics. The initiative, named ‘Road to Paris 2024,’ aims to prepare 58 top athletes for the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Paris and the Summer Paralympic Games. Initially, the program included 44 athletes. Following numerous…

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