Mathew breaks Bolling's record with 7 golds


Mathew Abeysinghe broke the long-standing record of Julian Bolling by winning seven gold medals at the South Asian Games yesterday when he added another two golds to his tally in 100m free style (51.25 secs) and 200m medley (2:09.63 minutes) events at the Guwati Swimming Complex, India.

Julian Bolling won six golds at the 1991 SAG. Bolling rushed to the Guwati Swimming Complex to wish Abeysinghe.

Michico Raheem also erased the record for highest medals tally by an individual when she surpassed her elder sister Mayumi Raheem who held the record with four golds in 2006.