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    Sudesh Peiris wins a Silver Medal at Commonwealth Games Featured

    July 27, 2014

    Sri Lanka's Sudesh Peiris won the Silver Medal for Men’s Weight Lifting in the 62kg category on the 2nd day of Commonwealth Games. in Glasgow.


    His second in this event after claiming the Bronze medal at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games. Peiris became the fourth athlete to win multiple medals in this event.


    Peiris won silver with 273kg (123+150). The gold medal was won by Cyprus’ Dimitris Minasidis with a total lift of 276kg ahead of Peiris, 3kg behind. Samoan weightlifter, Vaipana Ioane won bronze.


    He is the Captain of Sri Lankan 2014 Commonwealth team. The game was held at Scottish Exhibition And Conference Centre in Scotland. (SDF/KH

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