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Buddika and Pushpakumara shine at the Asian Para Games

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Charitha Nirmala Buddika and Lal Pushpakumara added to Sri Lanka’s medal tally as the fifth day of the Asian Para Games continued at Jakarta yesterday.

Buddika won the third gold for Sri Lanka in the Men’s Long Jump T42/T61/T63 with a leap of 5.37 meters with Indian Vijay Kumar winning the silver with 5.05 meters. Mulyono Mulyono from Indonesia took the bronze with 4.89 meters.

Lal Pushpakumara won the bronze in the Men’s High Jump T64/44 category with a height of 1.76m. Uzbekistan's Giyazov Temurbek who cleared 1.95 meters claimed the gold and Suzuki Toru won the silver medal with a leap of 1.89 meters.

Sri Lanka has three gold medals, four sliver medals and three bronze medals so far securing fourteenth place in the medals tally.

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