Chaturanga Lakmal

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Chaturanga Lakmal
Personal information
Born (1988-10-07) 7 October 1988 (age 30)
Gampaha, Western Province, Sri Lanka
Height160 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
Sport
Sportweightlifting
Event(s)men's 56kg

Chaturanga Lakmal (born 7 October 1988) is a Sri Lankan male weightlifter.[1]

Career[edit]

He competed for Sri Lanka in the 2016 South Asian Games and claimed a silver medal in the men's 56 kg event.

He was named as one of the members of the Sri Lankan contingent at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Chaturanga Lakmal also claimed the nation's first Commonwealth Games medal during the 2018 Commonwealth Games after clinching a bronze medal in the men's 56kg weightlifting event on the opening day of the competition.[2][3][4][5] Later on the same day after Chaturanga Lakmal's bronze medal, Sri Lanka received another bronze medal in weightlifting with Dinusha Gomes claiming a bronze in the women's 58 kg weightlifting category, which was ultimately Sri Lanka's second medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weightlifting | Athlete Profile: CHATURANGA LAKMAL - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games". results.gc2018.com. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  2. ^ "Weightlifting | Event Schedule Men's 56kg - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games". results.gc2018.com. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  3. ^ "CWG: Weightlifter Gururaja wins silver to open India's medal tally". ESPN. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  4. ^ "Weightlifter, Chathuranga Lakmal wins bronze at Commonwealth". Daily News. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  5. ^ "Commonwealth games; Chathuranga Lakmal wins Sri Lanka's first medal". ThePapare.com. 2018-04-05. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  6. ^ Lanka, Gamini Gunaratna, Sri Lanka News Paper by LankaPage.com (LLC)- Latest Hot News from Sri. "Sri Lanka : Sri Lanka\'s Dinusha Gomes, Chaturanga Lakmal win bronze in weightlifting at CWG 2018". www.colombopage.com. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  7. ^ "SL Weight lifters bag two Bronze medals on opening day". Daily News. Retrieved 2018-04-06.