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    Navy Triathlon Championship showcases promising talents

    November 02, 2015

    The Navy’s first ever triathlon championship, which promised attractive prizes to the competitors and scintillating excitement to the spectators, was held on a grand scale under the guidance of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne at the Dikovita Fisheries Harbour and the neighbouring area on 01st November 2015.

    The multiple-stage competition tested the skills of the competitors to the maximum as it had drawn the attention of over eighty sports personnel representing the tri-forces, Police, Civil Defence Force and leading sports clubs in the island.

     

    The Navy, which shares a keen interest in promoting sports, went into great lengths to ensure its inaugural triathlon championship a truly spectacular event.  Impressed by the Navy’s pioneering efforts, a number of renowned business ventures in the island came forward with generous sponsorship offers, adding their strength to make the whole endeavour a great success.

     

    The competitors displayed their overall fitness, skill and endurance in three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines: swimming (750m for men & 250m for women), cycling (20km for men & 10km for women), and running (5km for men & 3km for women).

     

    The prize awarding ceremony was held at the Club House in Uswetakeiyawa with the Commandant Volunteer Naval Force, Rear Admiral Eric Jayakody gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest.

     

     The men’s championship was won by JMSN Kumara of the Sri Lanka Navy and he was presented with a trophy and a cash award of Rs. 100,000/=. The women’s championship was won by LKGKK Dassanayake of the Sri Lanka Air Force and she was presented with a trophy and a cash award of Rs. 50,000/=.

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