The most eagerly anticipated events of the 2020 Olympic Games, the track and field competitions, kicked off in Tokyo today.
The events will feature superstars like Yohan Blake, Shelly Anne Fraser Pryce, Noah Lyles, Allyson Felix and Karsten Warholm.
This year’s events though will be staged in a different atmosphere, with stadiums likely to be less electric due to the absence of spectators owing to COVID-19 restrictions.
Fans will be treated to a whole 10 days of track and field competitions, with the events running until Sunday 8 August.
There are 48 medals up for grabs across the men’s and women’s athletics events, with finals taking place throughout each of the days.
The men’s 100m finals takes place on the 1st of August, while the women’s 100m finals begin tomorrow.
For Sri Lanka Middle Distance Runner Nimali Liyanarachchi will feature in the Women’s 800m heat today.
She will be running in Heat 4 which will get underway way 7:19am Sri Lanka time.
She has a personal best of 2.02.58.
Nimali is a seven-time Sri Lankan 400m, 800m and 5000m hurdle and steeplechase champion and makes her first appearance at the Tokyo 2020.
Meanwhile, sprinter Yupun Abeykoon will feature in the Men’s 100m heat tomorrow.