Slim­line FC emerge in­au­gu­ral Fenc­ing cham­pi­ons

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - SPORTS - BY M. SHAMIL AMIT

Slim­line Fenc­ing Club Pan­nala emerged cham­pi­ons at the in­au­gu­ral Na­tional Fenc­ing Cham­pi­onships which con­cluded at the Unichela Fenc­ing Club premises in Panadura yes­ter­day.

Slim­line FC se­cured seven medals com­pris­ing of three gold, three sil­ver and one bronze medal while host Unichela Fenc­ing Club Panadura came sec­ond. Apart from win­ning the cham­pi­onship they also had the hon­our of pro­duc­ing the best fencer of the na­tion­als in Pradeep Dunukiyang­a who won the Foil in­di­vid­ual event.

The two-day Sri Lanka Fenc­ing Na­tion­als con­ducted by the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Fenc­ing and or­gan­ised by the Unichela Fenc­ing Club saw over 80 par­tic­i­pants from both the men’s and women’s cat­e­gories rep­re­sent­ing seven clubs bat­tling for supremacy. The seven clubs in the fray were MDS Fenc­ing Club, UFC, Slim­line FC, Silueta FC, South­ern FC, Thu­rulie FC and Slim­tex FC.

The chief guest at the awards cer­e­mony was Sarath Ekanayake Chief Min­is­ter Cen­tral Province who along with Dian Gomes, Group Di­rec­tor MAS Hold­ings, Maxwell de Silva, Sec­re­tary NOC, Nathan Si­va­ganan­than Vice Pres­i­dent of Na­tional Fenc­ing As­so­ci­a­tion and Dr. Ni­mal Ko­rala, Vice Pres­i­dent Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion of Sri Lanka gave away the awards.

Over­all Men In­di­vid­ual Re­sults:

Foil – Pradeep Dunukiyang­a (Slim­line FC) beat Di­lan Iresh (Slim­line FC)

Epee – Gayan Bandara (Silueta FC) beat Chamara Nuwan (Slim­line FC)

Sabre – Sadesh Chan­dana (Unichela FC) beat Man­jula Fer­nando (UFC)

Over­all Women In­di­vid­ual Re­sults:

Foil - Kanchana Sab­dalanka (Slim­line FC) beat Ashoka Udayanga (Siluetta FC)

Epee – Ni­ran­jala Weer­aratne (Slim­line FC) beat Piyumi Kr­is­han­thi (Siluetta FC)

Sabre – Kanchana Madubashin­i (Unichela FC) beat Nadee­sha Karunaratn­e (Thu­rulie FC)

Over­all Team Re­sults:

Foil:

Gold – MDS Fenc­ing Club, Sil­ver – Slim­line FC, Bronze – Thu­rulie FC/Unichela FC

Epee: Gold – South­ern FC, Sil­ver – Unichela FC, Bronze – MDS FC/Thu­rulie FC.

Sabre – Unichela FC, Sil­ver – Thurlulie FC, Bronze – South­ern FC/Silueta FC.

Over­all Cham­pi­ons – Slim­line FC, Run­ners Up – Unichela FC.

Best Fencer – Pradeep Dunukiyang­a (Slim­line FC)

Pic­tures by Sa­man­tha Per­era

Best fencer of the fenc­ing na­tion­als Pradeep Dunukiyang­a (left) in ac­tion.

The cham­pion Slim­line Fenc­ing Club pos­ing for a pic­ture with chief guest Sarath Ekanayake and of­fi­cials.

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