Visakha’s Samarakoon under spotlight

45th National Schools Swimming Championship



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Ramudi Samarakoon of Visakha Vidayala was under the spotlight when she set two new meet-records on day two of the 45th National Schools Swimming at Sugathadasa yesterday. Here is her record-breaking Under-17 50m breaststroke feat. The event is sponsored by Milo. (Pic by Nishan S. Priyantha)


by Roshen Steelman


A total of five new meet-records were established on the second day of the 45th National Schools Swimming Championship at the Sugathadasa Swimming Pool in Colombo on Thursday.


Ramudi Samarakoon of Visakha Vidayala was under the spotlight as she accounted for two new meet records on the second day of the event. The first record came when she clocked 36.53 seconds in the U-17 50m breaststroke event to break the previous record, which was set in the last edition, and the second record was established when she finished the 200m breaststroke with a timing of 2:56.17 seconds to improve on the 3:00.99 which was set by Melani Fernando two years back.


Ganga Senevirathne, also from Visakha, broke the oldest record for the day when she finished U-15 100m Freestyle with a timing of 1:03.51 seconds to improve on the previous record of 1:03.89, which was set by Olympian Kimiko Raheem in 2013.


Sandev Senaratna from Ananda College came up with the last record for the day when he finished U-17 100m butterfly event clocking 58.91 seconds to break the previous record of 59.79, which was established by Ushan Gunarathna.


The other meet record was established by Visakha’s relay team; Janethree Kulawardana, Dasuni Udugama, Gihini Nawela and Sandu Savindi which finished 400m freestyle relay with a timing of 4:46.12 seconds to improve on the previous record set in 2016.


Coming into overall points tally, St. Joseph’s, Darley Road leads the boys’ tally with 326 points while Royal is way behind being second with 206 points.


Mahamaya, Kandy leads the girls’ tally with an overall points tally of 367.


The event is sponsored by Nestle Lanka PLC under the brand name, Milo.


The event will come to an end on Sunday.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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