Sri Lanka’s Samitha Dulan Kodithuwakku has won the Bronze medal in the Men’s Javelin Throw – F46 – event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
Kodithuwakku took third place with a personal best of 65.61 meters while India’s Sumit Antil secured the gold medal with a World Record throw of 68.55m.
Australian Michal Burian picked up silver in the Men’s Javelin Throw (Sport Class F64) with a throw of 66.29m.
This is Sri Lanka’s second medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
Earlier today, Sri Lanka’s Dinesh Priyantha Herath set a new world record in the Men’s Javelin Throw F46 event and picked up the gold medal. It was Sri Lanka’s first-ever gold medal in Paralympic Games history.
Kodithuwakku had placed fourth for the men’s javelin throw F64 in the World Para Athletics Championships 2019.