Duncan White, the first athlete to win an Olympic medal for Sri Lanka on July 31, 1948.
White won a silver medal in 400m Hurdles with the timing of 51.8 seconds at London 1948 Olympic Games . He was just 0.7 second behind the champion US’s Roy Cochran.
Sri Lanka's first ever Olympic Medal (Silver Medal) by Duncan White at London 1948 Olympic Games in 400m Hurdles. The exact day was on July 31, 1948.#nocsrilanka #TeamSriLanka #SriLankaSports #London1948 pic.twitter.com/KptYL9YKDh
— Team Sri Lanka (@OlympicLK) July 31, 2021