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Swimming to a Hall of Fame, AIS wins overall championships for 11th time

It was just one team in the Sugathadasa Swimming Pool where the 14th International Schools Swimming Championships was conducted last weekend.


The winning boys and girls relay teams of AIS (over 16) From left: Sakina Esufally, Chandrin Jayatillake, Madhavi Dharmadasa (captain), Mineka Karunaratne (vice captain), Malith Arunodha, Devinka Gunatillake (over 16 girls champion) and Namindu Dharmadasa.
The winning boys and girls relay teams of AIS (over 16) From left: Sakina Esufally, Chandrin Jayatillake, Madhavi Dharmadasa (captain), Mineka Karunaratne (vice captain), Malith Arunodha, Devinka Gunatillake (over 16 girls champion) and Namindu Dharmadasa.


Asian International School with a hold-your-breath mind boggling 1187 points was first and way behind in second place was Lyceum with 707 while in third place was CIS with 550.

A total of 20 new meet records were also established with Asian International leading the field with 10, followed by Lyceum, Nugegoda three, Gateway, Kandy and Royal Institute two each, Gateway, Colombo and British School one each.

Following were individual age group champions:

Group 5: Girls – Kavindi Sumathiratne (Lyceum, Nugegoda)

Boys – Vihanga Perera (Royal Institute)

Group 4: Girls – Chamodi Fonseka (Lyceum, Wattala)

Boys: Sherran Rajapakse (AIS)

Group 3: Girls: Sitari Perera (BSC)

Boys: Gavin Mudalige (Royal Institute)

Group 2: Girls – Andrea Jelenek (AIS)

Boys: Ali Isphahani (AIS)

Group 1: Girls -Devinka Gunatillake (AIS)

Boys: Chamaka Sinhabahu

Final positions: (1) Asian International 1187(2) Lyceum, Nugegoda 707 (3) CIS 550 (4) British School 500 (5) Lyceum, Wattala 465 (6) Gateway 309 (7) Royal Institute 214, (8) Elizabeth Moir 153 (9) Gateway, Kandy 144

For the first time, two new events were conducted. Girls Group One, 100m Dolphin which was won by Miniruwani Samarakoon of Gateway, Kandy with a time of 1:10.75 secs: and the same event for boys also of Group One that was won by Chamaka Sinhabahu of Gateway, Colombo in 1:04.71 secs:

Results Girls:

100m Dolphin Stroke: Group 1: (1) Miniruwani Samarakoon 1:10.75 (NMR). (2) Reshika Udugampola. (3) Sakina Esufally. Back stroke: 50m: Group V: Kavindi Sumathiratne 45.07 (NMR) (2) Onara Hettiarachchi. (3) Chamini Gamage. Group IV: Sarini Wijekoon 41.74 (NMR) (2) Akansa Gunatillake. (3) Minuri Krishnakumar. Group III: (1) Sithari Perera 38.06. (2) Ranuli Wickramaratne. (3) Yasara Chandrasekera. Group II: (1) Chiharu Higuchi 36.63 (2) Hashinka Wickramaratne. (3) Lihini Dias. Group I: (1) Madhavi Dharmadasa 36.89. (2) Ruvindi Wijenayake. (3) Sevandhi Uduwawela.

Breast stroke: 100m: Group IV: (1) Leily Jayasekera 1:51.73. Alefiya Mohamedally. (3) Ravin Gimhani. Group III: (1) Saolme Fernando 1:31.35. (2) Hasini Gunasekera (3) Isuri Wijesinghe. Group II: Andrea Jelenik 1:25.37. (2) Sanduni Mudalige. (3) Hanna Somasunderam. Group I: (1) Mineka Karunaratne 1:18.27. (2) Amrita Abeysekera. (3) Amani Zavahir.

Free style: 50m: (1) Kavindi Sumathiratne 39.23 (2) Onara Hettiarachchi. (3) Chamini Gamage. Group IV: (1) Chamodhi Fonseka 3.58 (NMR) (2) Shuwetha Ramraj 39.08 (3) Ravini Gunasekera 40.73. Group III: (1) Gayani Gunasekera 32.78. (2) Parami Ranawaka (3) Tasha Fernando. Group II: (1) Lihini Dias 31.65. (2) Nelum Uduwawela. (3) Hiruni Kanduarachchi. Group I: (1) Devinka Gunatilake 29.98 (NMR) (2) Sakina Esufally. (3) Mineka Karunaratne.

Medley relay: 50x4: Group V. (1) Lyceum, Nugegoda 3:17.00. (2) British School (3) Gateway, Colombo. Group IV: (1) Lyceum, Wattala 3:09. 28(2) British School (3) CIS. Group III: (1) AIS 2:40.00. (2) CIS (3) British School. Group II: (1) AIS 2:28.76 (NMR) (2) British School (3) Lyceum.

Results: Boys:

100m Dolphin Stroke: Group I: (1) Chamaka Sinhabahu 1:04. 71. (2) Nipuna Kuruppu. (3) Isaac Prins.

Back Stroke 50m: Group V: (1) Vithanga Perera 44.01. (2) Danindu De Costa. (3) Praveen Kirtinanda. Group IV: (1) Abiman Thayaparam 43.90. (2) Adavan Pushparaj (3) Dante Desisti, Group III: (1) Damin De Costa 38.45. (2) Lawrence McLellan. (3) Sawin Jayasekera. Group II: (1) Uvindu Perera 31.49. (2) Dinal Jayasekera. Group I: (1) Sahan Perera 34.02.(2) Rahul Edirisinghe (3) Kyle Lawrence.

Breast Stroke 100m: Group IV: (1) Dilisha Fonseka 1:39.36. (2) Ishara Abeyratne. (3) Mushtaq Ahamed. Group III: (1) Senal Senanayake 1:30, 68. (2) Sanjeev Thangaraja. (3) Udesha Wickramaarachchi. Group II: (1) Ali Ispahani 1:15.58 (2) Benjamin Aluwihara (3) Dimitri Paiva. Group I: (1) Chandrin Jayatillake 1:19.41. (2) Dion Wijeratne. (3) Rachita Ratnayake.

Free Style 50m: Group V: (1) Shalin Abeyratne 38.10. (2) Danindu De Costa. (3) Vihanga Perera. Group IV: (1) Sherran Rajapakse 32.62 (NMR) (2) Dilisha Fonseka. (3) Thilan Walalwita. Group III: (1) Gavin Mudalige 30.07 (NMR) (2) Ifaaz Fahim (3) Damin De Costa. Group II: (1) Yannik Martenstyn 29.61. (2) Benjamin Aluwihara. (3) Dinal Jayaskera. Group I: (1) Malith Arunada 26.92 (2) Kyle Lawrence (3) Raeed Dean.

Medley Relay: 50x4: Group V: (1) Lyceum, Wattala 3:18.19. (2) British School (3) Lyceum, Nugegoda. Group IV: (1) Asian 2:51.86. (2) Lyceum, Wattala. (3) CIS. Group III: (1) Lyceum, Wattala 2:32.99 (NMR). (2) AIS (3) CIS.

Courtesy: dailymirror.lk

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