Sri Lankans falter at 800m finals too

Sri Lanka’s Gayanthika Abeyratne and Indunil Herath failed to perform their best and were deprived of any medal at the women’s and men’s 800m finals of the ongoing Indonesia Asian Games on Tuesday, 28 August.

Many finalists from Sri Lanka in track and field events in this year’s Asian Games failed to stage a medal-winning performance so far.

The Games will be over this weekend.

Women’s 800m Finals –

Gayanthika Abeyratne of SL – 2:05.50 seconds to win 6th place


Gayanthika Abeyratne’s personal best – 2:02.55 made in 2017

Women’s 800m Medals –

Gold: Wang Chunyu of China – 2:01.80 seconds.

Silver: Mukasheva Margarita of Kazakhstan – 2:02.40 seconds

Bronze: Elbahraoui Manal of Bahrain – 2:02.69 seconds

Men’s 800m Finals –

Indunil Herath of SL – 1:51.36 seconds to win 8th place


Herath’s Sri Lanka record for men’s 800m – 1:47.13 seconds

Men’s 800m Medals –

Gold: Manjit Singh of India – 1:46.15 seconds

Silver: Johnson Jinson of India – 1:46.35 seconds

Bronze: Abubaker Abdalla of Qatar – 1:46.38 seconds

  • Note: The above file picture shows Gayanthika Abeyratne (on right, No.377)