Sri Lankan Paralympians will feature at the 2020 Tokyo Games for the first time today.
The 2020 Paralympic Games officially got underway on Tuesday in Tokyo.
Nine Sri Lankans will feature at this year’s Games which will run until the 5th of September.
Three Lankan stars will be in action today. 34-year-old Priyamal Jayakodi will feature in the Men’s Rowing – PR1 Single Sculls event this morning.
Jayakodi will compete in Heat 2 which is set to begin at 7am Sri Lanka time at the Sea Forest Waterway.
Meanwhile, 32-year-old Ranjan Dharmasena will take on Alexander Cataldo of Chile in the Round 1 of the Wheelchair Tennis Men’s Singles event at the Ariake Tennis Park from 7.30am.
32-year-old Sampath Bandara is expected to feature in the Archery Men’s Individual Recurve – Open Ranking Round at the Yumenoshima Ranking Field at 10:30am.
Meanwhile, after the end of Day Two of the competitions in Tokyo, China is at the top of Medals Table, China has eight gold medals including five in Wheelchair Fencing events, five silver and 10 bronze medals.
Great Britain with a tally of six gold, eight silver and three bronze has climbed up to second in the standings while the Russian Olympic Committee remains third with six gold medals, five silver and six bronze medals.
38 countries in total have won at least one medal thus far at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.