Sri Lanka at the
Paralympics
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IPC codeSRI
NPCNational Federation of Sports for the Disabled
Medals
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
3
Total
4
Summer appearances

Sri Lanka made its Paralympic Games début at the 1996 Summer Paralympics in Atlanta, with a single athlete (Kalika Pathirana) in track and field. The country has participated in every subsequent edition of the Summer Paralympics, but has never entered the Winter Paralympics.[1]

At the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, Sri Lanka won their first Paralympic medal through Pradeep Sanjaya, who won the Bronze medal in the Men's 400 metres T46.[2]

At the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio, Sri Lanka won a bronze. Dinesh Priyantha Herath was placed 3rd in the men’s javelin throw F46 final.[3]

At the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Sri Lanka won its first ever Paralympics gold medal, with Dinesh Priyantha Herath taking gold in the men's javelin throw F46 category, setting a new F46 world & paralympic record of 67.79 metres. Dulan Kodithuwakku also claimed the bronze medal in the men's javelin throw F64 category at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics, with a distance of 65.61 metres.[4][5]

Both Sanjaya and Priyantha have served in the Sri Lanka Army.[6][7]

Medal table

GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal
2012 London0011
2016 Rio0011
2020 Tokyo1012
Totals (3 games)1034

List of medalists

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Bronze Pradeep Sanjaya United Kingdom 2012 London
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Athletics
Men's 400 metres T46
 Bronze Dinesh Priyantha Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Athletics
Men's javelin throw F46
 Gold Dinesh Priyantha Japan Tokyo 2020
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Athletics
Men's javelin throw F46
 Bronze Dulan Kodithuwakku Japan Tokyo 2020
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Athletics
Men's javelin throw F64

See also

References

  1. ^ Results for Sri Lanka from the International Paralympic Committee (archived)
  2. ^ "Pradeep Sanjaya won a Bronze Medal at Different able Athletics World Championship - Sri Lanka Sports". www.cricturf.com. Archived from the original on 2013-08-04.
  3. ^ "Dinesh Priyantha wins Javelin bronze at Rio Paralympics - Breaking News | Daily Mirror".
  4. ^ "Athletics - Men's Javelin Throw - F64 Schedule | Tokyo 2020 Paralympics". .. Archived from the original on 2021-08-30. Retrieved 2021-08-30.
  5. ^ "Sri Lanka wins 02nd Paralympics Medal - BRONZE for Samitha Dulan". 30 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Sri Lanka's Herath clinches bronze at Rio Paralympics". 15 September 2016.
  7. ^ http://dailysports.lk/sri-lankas-first-ever/