Sri Lankan high jumper Ushan Thiwanka has set a new South Asian and Sri Lankan high jump record at the Lone Star Conference Championship held in Texas 2021, USA yesterday (08 May). Accordingly, he has registered a height of 2.30 m, thereby securing first place in the Men’s High Jump event at the outdoor championships. During his career as an athlete once has broken the long-standing High Jump record set by Manjula Weerasekara in 2004 (2.27 m).
23-year-old Ushan Thiwanka started athletics since he was schooling at Karunarathne Buddhist School at Ragama and developed his skills further at Maris Stella college under the mentorship of his coach Sanarath Fernando. This energetic youngster left the country on a scholarship to Texas A&M University-Commerce.
It should be remarked mother Sri Lanka is privileged to have such gems who outshines her name in the world.
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