Chamara Dharmawardena, captain of the Sri Lanka Olympic team participating in the Tokyo Olympics, joined the competition today. However, he was defeated by Hossain Alexander from Djibouti.
Chamara, who competed in the 72 kg weight class, lost 10-0 and the race ended in 29 seconds.
Badminton player Niluka Karunaratne is preparing to face his final match in the first round today.
Niluka will play against Nguyen Nhat of Ireland in the men’s singles event starting at 4 pm today. In the first match in which Niluka participated, he lost 2-0 to the world’s number 10 Taiwanese player.