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Lankan athletes fail to qualify

Oct 11, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The Sri Lankan mens 4 X 400 meters relay team, which led for a controversy even before the start of the event, was placed fifth in the first heat yesterday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and failed to get through to the next round. Prasanna Amarasekera had a good start at lane number eight, but the others failed to impress. Sri Lanka finished with a time of 3 minutes 8.77 seconds. Chaminda Wijekoon clocked his personal best of 3 minutes 40.78 seconds, bettering his previous best of 3 minutes 41.97 seconds and finished second in the first heat of men’s 1500 meters event last evening and qualified for today’s final.   Read more:www.dailynews.lk/2010/10/12/spo02.asp