Defence Services Games Closing Ceremony at Sugathadasa Stadium

Published on: 2012-09-06 07:51:52
Defence Services Games Closing Ceremony at Sugathadasa Stadium
The 7th Defence Services Games 2012 came to an exciting close, in a colourful ceremony last evening at the  Sugathadasa Stadium last evening which saw the culmination of months of competitive sports where sportsmen and women of the tri-services pitting their talents against each other in 30 Competitive events and in 13 of the planned 17 Trial events.

In the competitive events the Sri Lanka Navy became champions in 15 events and joint-champions in 1 securing a total of 15.5 points whilst the Sri Lanka Air Force became champions in 8 events and joint-champions in 2 events securing a total of 9 points and the Sri Lanka Army became champions in 5 events and joint-champions in 1 securing a total of 5.5 points.

In the Trial events the order of merit was different with the Air Force becoming champions in 8 of the 13 events whilst the Army became champions in 3 and the Navy in 2.

Secretary to the President of Sri Lanka Mr. Lalith Weeratunga graced the occasion as the Chief Guest at the closing ceremony. Chief of Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke along with Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya and Navy Commander Vice Admiral Somathilaka Dissanayake and Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama were also present for the occasion. Also in attendance were high ranking officers and personnel of all ranks from all three forces.

The vibrant event which saw a few of the final athletic events taking place was also the scene of a few colourful displays. A free fall display by paratroopers of the tri-services took place immediately after this which included not only men but two female paratroopers of the Air Force. A 180 strong drum fusion  comprising men and women of the tri-services playing Sri Lankan, Indian and African drums followed. After this the spectators were treated to a display of Taekwondo by members of the tri-services which was followed by a massed military band display. The evening's events came to a close with the chief guest Mr Lalith Weeratunga declaring the games closed and the National Anthem being sung.

The detailed table of events with the order of merit is indicated below.

Points Table
 
                         Champions    1st Runner up    2nd Runner up
Army                        5.5                        09                    15
Navy                        15                         06                     06
Air Force                 09                         13                     07
 
Competition Events
GameChampions 1st Runers Up2nd Runers Up
Athletics (Men)
Army
Air Force
Navy
Athletics (Women)
Air Force
Army
Navy
Badminton (Men)
Navy
Army
Air Force
Badminton (Women)
Navy
Air Force
Army
Basketball (Men)
Navy
Air Force
Army
Boxing (Men)
Air Force
Army
Navy
Cricket (Men)
Army
Air Force
Navy
Cycling (Men)
Navy
Army
Air Force
Hockey (Men)
Air Force
Army
Navy
Judo (Men)
Navy
Air Force
Army
Kabbadi (Men)
Navy
Army
Air Force
Kabbadi (Women)
Navy
Army
Air Force
Karate (Men)
Navy
Air Force
Army
Karate (Women)
Air Force
Navy
Army
Net Ball
Air Force
Army
Navy
Rugby (Men)
Army
Air Force
Navy Not Attend
Shooting (Men)
Air Force
Navy
Army
Shooting (Women)
Navy
Army
Air Force
Squash
Army
Navy
Air Force
Swimming (Men)
Navy
Air Force
Army
Swimming (Women)
Navy
Air Force
Army
Soccer (Men)
Army
Navy
Air Force
Tennis
Navy
Air Force
Army
Table Tennis (Men)
Air Force
Navy
Army
Volley Ball (Men)
AF/Army
-
Navy - Disqualified
Volley Ball (Women)
Air Force
Navy
Army
Wrestling
Navy
Air Force
Army
Weight Lifting (Men)
AF/Navy
-
Army
Water Polo (Men)NavyAir ForceArmy
Water Polo (Women)NavyAir ForceArmy


Trial Events
GameChampions 1st Runers Up2nd Runers Up
Beach Volley Ball (Men)Air ForceNavyArmy
Beach Volley Ball (Women)Air ForceNavyArmy
Basket Ball (Women)NavyAir ForceArmy
Body Building Air ForceNavyArmy
Hand Ball (Men)ArmyNavyAir Force
Hand Ball (Women)ArmyAir ForceNavy
Cricket (Women)NavyAir ForceArmy
Para Jumping (Men)Air ForceNavyArmy
Para Jumping (Women)
Did not contest Champion type
RowingAir ForceNavyArmy
Whushu
Did not contest Champion type
Whushu (Women)
Did not contest Champion type
Weight Lifting (Women)Air ForceNavyArmy
Judo (Women)Air ForceNavyArmy
Soccer (Women)
Did not contest
Rugby (Women)ArmyNavyAir Force
Table Tennis (Women)Air ForceArmyNavy not attend