WATCH : Exactly 73 years ago on July 31 Duncan White won Sri Lanka’s first Olympic medal

July 31, 2021 at 1:50 PM

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.