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Lahini Chethma the swimming star from Mahamaya

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Lahini Chethma Costa in action at a Swimming meet. (Pictures. by Upananda Jayasundera-Kandy Sports Spl.Corr

Nineteen year old, Lahini Chethma Costa, a Grade thirteen student of Mahamaya Girls School, Kandy in the Commerce stream is an outstanding Swimmer who started Swimming under the coaching of U.H.Sugath, a veteran Swimming coach of the School.

He helped the Swimming team of Mahamaya to become Swimming champions for Twenty consecutive years and Lahini a member of this team is an outstanding Swimmer who has became the Games Captain of the School in 2020.

In addition she is holding a Basic Life Saving Certificate issued by the Life Saving Association of Sri Lanka and some of her International achievements in Swimming were 6th Children of Asia International Sports Games in 2016, 54th Milo Pram Malaysia International Invitational age group Swimming Championship in 2018. Her National achievements were Sri Lanka Schools (Milo Colors) for Swimming in 2016, Central Province colours from 2015 to 2019, Zonal Colours from 2015 to 2019 and School colours for Swimming for the same years.

Some of her Pentathlon Swimming achievements are Fifth place in 100 metre Back Stroke,fourth place in 100 M.Breast stroke, Sixth place in 100 Metre Freestyle, Sixth place in 200 metre Free Style, 5th place in overall swimming. At the 44th Sri Lanka Schools Aquatic Swimming Championship Lahini secured third place in 500 metre Free style event placed third in 50 metre Breast stroke and again third in 100 metre Breast stroke and she was also in the Swimming relay team which was placed third in several Swimming meets throughout her swimming career.

Her Swimming team won the All Island Swimming Meets for Twenty consecutive years under the coaching of U.H.Sugath, veteran Swimming Coach and her intention is to continue Swimming after her higher studies and to be a National and International Swimmer for as long as she is fit to do so.


Tuesday, April 19, 2022 – 01:00

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