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Victorian shuttler Dilmi crowned Under-19 National champ

Thursday, 13th of December 2018

Dilmi Dias, the champion badminton player of Convent of Our Lady of Victories Moratuwa was crowned the Under-19 National Badminton champion at the Junior National Championship 2018. She was also adjudged triple champion as she turned victorious in the Girls Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles events. Dilmi was placed champion Singles event when she beat Hasini Ambalangoda of Visakha Vidyalaya in the final. In this Under-19 Doubles event her partner was Anurangi Masakorala, and they beat Norodima and Anushi Ratnayake of Sirimavo Bandaranayake Balika Vidyalaya. For the Mixed Doubles her partner was Nadun Punchihewa of Richmond College. Dilmi has been selected to represent the country at the World Junior Badminton Championship to be held in Canada in mid December and she hopes able to display her prowess at this event.

Her achievements have brought glory to her school and she is given all the support and encouragement by the Principal Rev. Sr. Chamila Ann Fernando, Deputy Principal Rev. Sr. Umeshika Appuhamy, Prefect of Games and Vice Principal Sandya Fernando and the Teacher-in-Charge Nimalka Aponso. She is coached by Yukthi Perera. At the same tournament Ashini Fernando reached the quarterfinals of the Under-17 Girls Singles event. Sehasna Lochani and Venuki Fernando achieved the pre-quarter-final round in the Under-17 Singles and Doubles events respectively. The OLV shuttlers were adjudged second runners- up at the Junior Nationals after their impressive overall performances in all age groups. The tournament was organised and conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Badminton Association.

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