Dinesh Priyantha creates record in Javelin Throw


Paralympic bronze and World Para Championship silver medalist Dinesh Priyantha Herath created a new Games Record of 61.84 meters in the F46 Javelin Throw event as the Asian Para Games continued in Jakarta Indonesia yesterday (11).

In a remarkable competition, Dinesh Herath defeated World Record holder D. Devendra who could only reached 59.17 meters placing fourth. India’s Gurjar Sundar Singh (61.33m) and S. Rinku (60.92m) won the silver and bronze medals respectively.

Sri Lanka Para team captain Dinesh Priyantha said: “Myself and my coach Pradeep Nishantha have worked hard and finally our efforts paid off with bringing honors to my motherland and it’s a huge victory for us to win in a sport which was dominated by the Indians,” Herath further said. “We have been doing continues training since 2017 after victory in the World Para Games. Our main aim is to win the gold in the Olympics” he said.