BREAKING NEWS - Sri Lanka wins gold at Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships

Uzbekistan: Sri Lanka won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships today.

Srimali Samarakoon of Sri Lanka won the gold medal in the women's 45 kg weight class at the  Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in Uzbekistan today.

She has lifted 136 kg in this event.

Srimali Samarakoon is currently a second year student in the Department of Sports Science and Management, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and is an alumnus of Mahamaya Balika Vidyalaya, Kandy.

Srimali Samarakoon, who won a silver medal at the 2019 South Asian Games and a silver medal at the 2015 youth Commonwealth Games, finished 14th at the 2016 Youth World Championships.