18-year-old Nethmi Ahinsa Fernando Poruthotage who won a bronze medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham has arrived in the island.
She won the bronze medal in the Women’s Freestyle 57kg wrestling event beating Australia’s Irene Symeonidis.
Nethmi Poruthotage also became the youngest ever Sri Lankan medallist at the Commonwealth Games after the win.
She arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport at around 3.50am in a flight from Abu Dhabi.
She was received by officials of the Ministry of Sports, Wrestling Federation members and her family.
Meanwhile, curtains will come down on the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham today.
After two weeks of sporting excellence along with heartbreaks, Birmingham will bid adieu to one of the most successful Commonwealth Games in recent history.
After the end of 10 days of competitions Australia are leading the Medals Table.
The Australians have won 174 medals so far along with 66 gold medals. They have also won 55 silver and 53 bronze medals.
The English have won 55 gold medals, 59 silver and 52 bronze medals for a total of 166.
Canada is placed third on the Medals Table with 26 gold medals, 31 silver and 34 bronze medals.
New Zealand with 19 gold medals is placed fourth in the standings.
The South Asian powerhouse, India exceeded expectations in Birmingham by securing some shock results. Indians have won 18 gold medals, 15 silver and 22 bronze medals.
Sri Lanka also raised its bar in certain disciplines at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Sri Lanka has so far won one silver medal and three bronze medals to be placed 31st overall.
Palitha Bandara Halgahawela won a silver medal for Sri Lanka in the Men’s Discus Throw F42-44/61-64 event.
Sprint Ace Yupun Abeykoon won a bronze medal for Sri Lanka in the Men’s 100m event.
Sri Lanka’s first medal of the Games came from Dilanka Isuru Kumara who claimed the bronze medal in the Men’s 55kg weightlifting event.
Sri Lanka fielded a 161-member team for the Games this year.