Sri Lanka’s Kumudu Priyanka Dissanayake will be in action at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo today.
Priyanka will feature in the first heat of the Women’s 100m T-47 event this morning.
She will be running in lane 7 and the event is slated to get underway at 8.39am Sri Lanka time at the Olympic stadium in Tokyo.
She will need to renew her personal best to progress to the second round of the event.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka re-wrote Olympic history books yesterday when Dinesh Priyantha Herath established a new World Record and won the gold medal in the Men’s Javelin Throw – F46 event.
This was the first gold medal by a Sri Lankan at either an Olympic or a Paralympic Games event.
Sri Lanka’s medal hunt continued later in the day with Dulan Kodithuwakku winning the bronze medal in the Men’s Javelin-F64 event.
Sri Lanka rose to 45th in the Medals Table after winning a gold and a bronze medal yesterday.
China has meanwhile consolidated its dominance at the top of the Medals Table with 54 gold medals so far.
China has also secured 35 silver and 30 bronze medals for a tally of 119.
Great Britain has 27 gold, 21 silver and 22 bronze medals and is placed second while the Russian Olympic Committee is placed third in the standings with 19 gold medals, 11 silver and 31 bronze medals.
A total of 78 countries have won at least one medal thus far at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.