Sri Lanka at the Paralympics

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Sri Lanka at the
Paralympics
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
IPC code SRI
NPC National Federation of Sports for the Disabled
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
2
Total
2
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 ever 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]

Both Pradeep Sanjaya and Dinesh Priyantha Herath are Sri Lanka Army personnel.[4][5]

Medal table[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
2012 London 0 0 1 1
2016 Rio 0 0 1 1
Total 0 0 2 2

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