Weightlifter Sudesh wins bronze medal
Oct 5, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lankans had the taste of a medal for the first time at the XIXth Commonwealth Games when Anton Sudesh Peiris, a humble boy from Negombo, won the bronze medal in the men’s 62 kg weightlifting event at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium yesterday.
Sudesh, the six time Sri Lanka champion in his category, the 1996 SAG bronze medallist lifted a total of 272 kgs (Clean and jerk -152kg, snatch -120kg) to be placed third.
Mathew Abeysinghe renewed the record books but all three Lankan swimmers failed to advance to the second rounds of their respective events on the second day of competitions of the Delhi games.