Sri Lanka’s Manju punches GoldSri Lankan boxer Manju Wanniarachchi won the gold medal in the 56 kg Bantam weight category at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.
The 30 year old pugilist creates history by becoming the second Sri Lankan to capture a boxing gold medal at the Games by beating rival Sean McGoldrick of Wales
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.