Dinesh Priyantha Becomes First Sri Lankan To Win Gold At Paralympics: Also Sets New World Record

Sri Lankan athlete Dinesh Priyantha became the first Sri Lankan to win a Gold Medal in Paralympics.

Priyantha also set a world record in the Javelin Throw event (67.79m) at the Paralympic Games 2020 in Tokyo.

He is a former soldier who sustained a severe injury during the final phase of the Eelam war.

Pryantha's achievement comes as a relief to Sri Lankan sports lovers who were disappointed with Sri Lanka's record at the recently held Olympic games in Tokyo.

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