Wickremesinghe wins three gold medals at Pan Pacific diving
Former Sri Lanka national diving team captain Chanaka Wickremesinghe, won three individual gold medals at the Pan Pacific Masters Games 2018 held in Gold Coast last month, in the masters category.
The achievement of Wickremesinghe, an Asian bronze medalist, is the first occasion where a single Sri Lankan has won the highest number of gold medals in such an event held at international level.
Wickremesinghe represented Sri Lanka solo among 12 nations including Australia in the 30-35 year masters age group and won his gold medals in the one-metre spring board, three-metre spring board, and
The achievement of Wickremesinghe, an Asian bronze medalist, is the first occasion where a single Sri Lankan has won the highest number of gold medals in such an event held at international level
platform, bringing pride to
Sri Lanka. Wickremesinghe collected 223.10 points in the one- meter, 252.75 points in the three-meter and 183.60 points in the spring board.
Wickremesinghe, a former Royalist and the Sri Lankan diving coach, had represented the country in both the World Diving Championship (1999 and 2002) held in the Czech Republic and Canada, respectively.
He is the head coach of the Royal College diving team at present and was a diving coach for the 21st Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast this year. The 2002 Royal Crown winner was an Asian Bronze Medallist at the Asian Diving Championship in Chinese Taipei (2000).