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Aruna Darshana secures spot in 2024 Paris Olympics

July 06, Colombo (LNW): Sri Lankan sprinter Aruna Darshana has successfully qualified to represent Sri Lanka in the Men’s 400m event at the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics.

Darshana joins fellow athletes Tharushi Karunaratne and Nadeesha Lekamge as part of the Sri Lankan athletics team heading to Paris.

His qualification follows a stellar performance at an international athletics meet in the Bahamas, where he achieved a remarkable second-place finish in the 400-meter event with a personal best time of 45.90 seconds.

Adding to his accolades, Darshana recently clinched the gold medal in the 400m event at the 2nd Belt and Road Invitational Athletics Championship held in China.

With these achievements, he has been hailed as a potential successor to former veteran athlete Sugath Thilakaratne, who previously won the men’s 400m event at the 2018 National Athletics Championships with a time of 46.16 seconds.

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