Manju Wanniarachchi wins the Gold medal from Boxing – Bantam Weight (56kg), Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games !
He defeated Sean McGoldrick of Wales in the final today (Oct. 13). This is Sri Lanka’s first Commonwealth Games boxing medal in 60 years.
The 30-year old qualified for the final of the 56 kg bantamweight category after defeating Botswana’s Seoko Tirafalo in the semi-final on Oct. 11. McGoldrik overcame Luise Julie of Mauritius in the other semi final.
Video of the Final Match : Maju Vs Sean
Video of Medal Ceremony
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The first ever medal for the island nation at the Commonwealth Games was won by Barney Henricus who won the featherweight title at the Empire Games in Sydneyin 1938. At the Games held in Aucklandin 1950, two Sri Lankan boxers K. Edwin and Albert Perera won silver medals while Alex Obeyesekere won a bronze.
Photos of Final Match & Manju