Chamara blitzed in Judo, Straight Sets Loss For Niluka in Badminton

IOC JOC XXX11 Summer Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 – 04th Day

Chamara Dharmawardana participated in the Judo competition held at the Nippon Budokan Stadium, situated about 13 Kms from the Main Press Centre. It was in the Men’s -73 Kgs weight class. His opponent in the Elimination Round of 32 was Aden – Alexandre Houssein of Djibouti. In the 14th contest on Mat 2, it took only a small matter of 29 seconds for the Sri Lankan to be beaten 10 ippon – 0. On his Olympic debut 05 years ago in Brazil, he was placed 09th overall in his weight class. Meanwhile Japan had more reason to celebrate in the sport.Judoka siblings gave the hosts 02 gold medals. Hifumi Abe in the Men’s -66 Kgs as well as younger sister Uta Abe in the Women’s -52 Kgs. It is significant now that Japan has won a Judo medal in each of the 05 weight classes upto now. They are the only country to do so upto now. The other pair of siblings in the sport at Tokyo 2020 are Ben & Megan Fletcher of Ireland.

At the Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, 34 Kms from the Main press Centre, Niluka Karunaratne ( World Rank 117 ) met with Nhat Nguye ( World Rank 53 ) in the 02nd match of Group F. On Court 3, Niluka fought hard throughout the first set, but always trailing at 5 – 4, 10 – 8, 15 – 14 & 21 – 16. In the 02nd set, the Sri Lankan seemed to be aggressive from the start. The plan misfired as he made repeated unforced errors allround despite some brilliant play & long competitive rallies. The Vietnam born Irish player who was 15 years junior to his experienced opponent kept his cool, made fewer mistakes & won the match after being in control all the way at 5 – 2, 10 – 4, 15 – 6 & 21 – 14. This would most probably be Niluka Karunaratne’s farewell in Sri Lanka Badminton duty on court.

Adam Peaty of Great Britain won Gold in Men’s 100 M Breaststroke at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre, 08 Kms away from the Main Press Centre. He was able to maintain his supremacy & dominated the final from start to finish & touching the wall at 57.37 seconds. The 26 year old was able to not only top the podium, but also became the first British swimmer in history to retain an Olympic title whilst also achieving the fifth fastest record in history. It was Great Britain’s First Gold at Tokyo 2020.

At the Tokyo Rugby Stadium, 35 Kms from the Main Press Centre, hosts Japan were beaten 24 – 19 by defending champions Fiji, in the opening game of Rugby Sevens. The Asian team led 14 – 12 at half time. The Pacific Islanders, losing finalists England & Japan were all in the semi finals the last time. Unfortunately, they have been drawn in Pool B this time.

Syrian Table Tennis competitor Hend Zaza is the youngest athlete at Tokyo 2020. She was 12 years & 204 days old on her day of competition. She is the youngest paddler at the Olympics ever – and the youngest Olympian in any sport since 1992 in Barcelona.

USA are favourites for Men’s Basketball. The American cagers are aiming for their 04th consecutive Olympic title. They were in for a rude shock when France handed them a 83 – 76 surprise, snapping a 25 – game winning streak. At half time, the winners trailed 37 – 45. It was the first loss for the ” Dream Team ” men from North America at the Olympics since Athens 2004.

In the Women’s Street Skateboarding, Nishiya Momiji of Japan won a historic Gold medal. The 13 year old emulated her countryman who had secured the Men’s top medal in the discipline earlier at the Ariake Urban Sports Park, just 02 Kms from the Main Press Centre. On the podium were three teenagers, the other two being Rayssa Leal ( Brazil ) – 13 years for Silver & Funa Nayama ( Japan ) – 16 years for Bronze. It is believed to be the youngest Olympic podium ever. One of the reasons people were so thrilled about Skateboarding also being included on the Olympic programme was the youthful excitement it would bring to the Games. Nevertheless, it was a crying shame that spectators were absent to experience the joy of participation & winning, especially for the hosts who swept the boards for & behalf of their people.

Medal Tally :
G S B Total
Japan 08 02 03 13
USA 07 03 04 14
China 06 05 07 18
Russian Olympic Committee 04 05 03 12
Great Britain 03 03 01 07

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Report by Haritha Perera Photos by Gamini Jayasinghe & Thusith Wijedoru
Trip to Japan facilitated by National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka Presenting Partners Hirdaramani & Brandix