Sri Lanka Paralympic athlete Dinesh Priyantha won Sri Lanka their first gold medal after a record breaking performance at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
Priyantha set the new World Record in the Men’s F46 Javelin Throw with a distance of 67.79m claiming gold.
He won a bronze medal for Sri Lanka in the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016.
🇱🇰🚨 WORLD RECORD ALERT 🚨 🇱🇰
He's produced a 67.79m throw 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/g95FAHU7eb
— Prabhath 🇱🇰 (@Iam_prabhath) August 30, 2021
No one can beat that – Herath Mudiyanselage takes gold for Sri Lanka 🤩 #ParaAthletics#Gold Dinesh Priyan Herath Mudiyanselage #SRI (WR)#Silver Devendra #IND #Bronze Sundar Singh Gurjar #IND @ParaAthletics #Tokyo2020 #Paralympics https://t.co/EEwxLstfn7
— Paralympic Games (@Paralympics) August 30, 2021