Palitha Bandara has won the silver medal in the Men’s F42-44/61-64 Para Discus Throw.
Breaking his Personal Best throw 3 times in the process of one night, Bandara was seemingly buoyed by the atmosphere in the stadium and put his best on show on the biggest stage of all.
This was Sri Lanka’s first parasports medal at the Commonwealth Games and Sri Lanka’s third medal in the 2022 edition. After being in fifth place after three throws of the competition, Bandara would elevate himself into silver with a throw of 43.13m before further extending his lead with 44.20m. Both these throws count higher according to the Raza scoring system than throws by other athletes with a slightly different disability due to Palitha’s disability being deemed more debilitating.