Athletics junior selection trials on July 27

Medhani Jayamanne
Medhani Jayamanne

Sri Lanka Athletics (SLA) will conduct the final selection trial for the World Junior Under-20 Athletic Championship on July 27 at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo.

World Athletics has set July 31 as the closing date to qualify for the World Junior Under-20 Athletics Championship scheduled to be held from August 17 to 22 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Four Sri Lankans have already qualified for the event. They are Medhani Jayamanne (200m women) from Lumbini College, Colombo, Shanika Lakshani (800m women) from Holy Cross College, Gampaha, Tharushi Karunaratne (800m women) from A. Ratnayake MMV, Walala, and Isuru Kaushalya Abeywardena (400m men) from Ananda Sastralaya, Matugama.

The events to be worked off on July 27 for both men and women are limited to 11 finals. They are 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 110m hurdles, 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles, high jump, long jump, triple jump and javelin throw.

(Daily news)

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