Sri Lanka at the 2016 Summer Paralympics

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Sri Lanka at the
2016 Summer Paralympics
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
IPC code SRI
NPC National Federation of Sports for the Disabled
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors 9 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Anil Prasanna Jayalath
Medals
Ranked 76th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 1 1
Summer Paralympics appearances

Sri Lanka competed at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 7 September to 18 September 2016. The Sri Lankan team consisted of nine athletes in three sports.[1]

Track and field athlete Anil Prasanna Jayalath was the flagbearer for the country during the opening ceremony.[2]

Disability classifications[edit]

Every participant at the Paralympics has their disability grouped into one of five disability categories; amputation, the condition may be congenital or sustained through injury or illness; cerebral palsy; wheelchair athletes, there is often overlap between this and other categories; visual impairment, including blindness; Les autres, any physical disability that does not fall strictly under one of the other categories, for example dwarfism or multiple sclerosis.[3][4] Each Paralympic sport then has its own classifications, dependent upon the specific physical demands of competition. Events are given a code, made of numbers and letters, describing the type of event and classification of the athletes competing, some sports, such as athletics, divide athletes by both the category and severity of their disabilities, other sports, for example swimming, group competitors from different categories together, the only separation being based on the severity of the disability.[5]

Medallists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Bronze Dinesh Priyantha Herath Athletics Men’s Javelin F46 13 September

Archery[edit]

Sri Lanka has entered one archer.[1]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Sampath Bandara Megahamulea Men's individual recurve open 608 12 Q  Yu (CHN)
L 3–7
Did not advance

Athletics (track and field)[edit]

Sri Lanka has qualified five athletes so far.[6]

Men's Track
Athlete Events Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Ajith Hettiarachchi 100 m T43-44 12.11 8 Did not advance
200 m T43-44 24.58 6 Did not advance
400 m T43-44 55.89 3 Q 56.50 7
Upul Chuladasa 100 m T42 12.76 4 Q 12.85 8
200 m T42 26.34 4 Q 26.68 8
Anil Yodha Pedige 100 m T42 12.85 3 Q 12.81 6
200 m T42 25.95 4 Q 25.96 7
Upul Chuladasa
Sampath Bandara Megahamulea
Anil Yodha Pedige
Ajith Hettiarachchi
4 × 100 m relay T42-47 N/A 47.12 4
Men's Field
Athlete Events Result Rank
Anil Yodha Pedige Long Jump F42 5.61 5
Sampath Hettiarachchi Javelin F42-44 47.22 12
Gamini Ekanayake Javelin F46 48.84 9
Dinesh Priyantha Herath 58.23 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Women's Track
Athlete Events Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Amara Indumathi 200 m T45-47 27.55 4 Q 27.54 6
400 m T45-47 1:02.07 3 Q 1:01.74 5
Women's Field
Athlete Events Result Rank
Amara Indumathi Long Jump F45-47 4.09 12

Wheelchair tennis[edit]

Sri Lanka qualified one competitor in the men's single event as a result of a Bipartite Commission Invitation place, the player invited was Upali Rajakaruna.[7]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Upali Rajakaruna Men’s Singles  Lee (KOR)
W 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–1
 Hewett (GBR)
L 1–6, 2–6
Did not advance

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "9-man Sri Lanka Paralympians take wing to Rio". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). Colombo, Sri Lanka. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Full list of flag bearers for opening ceremony of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games". www.rio2016.com/. Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016. 7 September 2016. Archived from the original on 15 September 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Paralympics categories explained". ABC. 3 September 2008. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Making sense of the categories". BBC Sport. 6 October 2000. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "A-Z of Paralympic classification". BBC Sport. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 25 December 2015. 
  6. ^ Wijewickrama, Navod (16 March 2016). "Five qualify for Paralympics". theprepare.com. Dialog. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "ITF announces singles entries for Rio 2016 Paralympics". ITF Tennis. ITF Tennis. June 24, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2016.