Tokyo 2020 Paralympics – Gold Medal for Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Priyantha set the new world record clearing a distance of 67.79 meters to win the gold medal in the Men’s Javelin Throw F46 Final.
He becomes the first ever Sri Lankan to win a gold medal at the ParaOlympics.
The flag bearer and captain of the nine-member Sri Lankan contingent for the 2020 Summer Paralympics, Dinesh Priyantha was placed
3rd in the men’s javelin throw F46 final a the 2016 Summer ParaOlympics in Rio. Sri Lanka’s Samitha Dulan Kodithuwakku has won the Bronze medal in the Men’s Javelin Throw – F44 – event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
This is Sri Lanka’s second medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics