Sri Lanka has risen to 42nd in the Medals Standings at the 2020 Paralympic Games after Dinesh Priyantha Herath won a gold medal in the Men’s Javelin – F46 event with a world record throw of 67.79m.
This was the first medal for Sri Lanka at the 2020 Paralympic Games.
At least 45 countries have won at least one gold medal so far at the Tokyo Games.
Meanwhile, China continues to top the Medals Standings at the Tokyo Paralympic Games with 47 gold medals. China has also secured 30 silver and 29 bronze medals for a tally of 106.
Great Britain has 24 gold, 19 silver and 19 bronze medals and is placed second while the United States is placed third in the standings with 15 gold medals, 17 silver and nine bronze medals.
A total of 75 countries have won at least one medal thus far at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Meanwhile later today, Sri Lanka’s Dulan Kodithuwakku and Chaminda Sampath Hettiarachchi will feature in the Men’s Javelin Throw – F64 finals.
The duo will commence their pursuit for Olympic glory when the event gets underway at 3.30pm at the Olympic Stadium.