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Sri Lankans on the road to the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020 – part II…

Jul 22, 2021
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This is the unveiling of another three Sri Lankan Olympians who are on the road to the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020. The record-breaking swimmer Matthew Abeysinghe Swimming sensation Abeysinghe is a 25-years-old US-based Sri Lankan who currently attends the Ohio state university and majoring in the Sports industry. He is the current Sri Lankan record holder in 50m freestyle (22.28), 100m freestyle (49.11), 200m freestyle (1:50:97), 400m freestyle (4:03:90), 1500m freestyle (16:23:61), 50m backstoake (26:94), 200m Individual medley (4:40:47) and 100m Butterfly (54.71).

The female swimmer Anika Gafoor, the 16-years-old young girl Anika Gafoor who dreamt to make it to the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020, was finally qualified under the recommendations of the Sri Lankan Aquatic Sports Union from the wildcard system for the Olympic games. She smashed Sri Lanka’s national women’s relay record by more than 15 seconds, coming in at 4:00:18 to win the Silver medal. She also secured the bronze medal in the 100m butterfly at the last South Asian Games in Nepal. She represented the country at the 2019 World Aquatic Championship in South Korea. Let us all give her our heartiest wishes to bring glory to mother Lanka in the international arena of the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020.

The Badmintonist Niluka Karunaratne
National badminton champion Niluka Karunaratne will be representing Sri Lanka in the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020. He is the 6th player to make it to the Olympian squad from Sri Lanka. So far, he has claimed to be the national champion in badminton for the 17th time. In the Olympian squad, he is the most experienced of all. He made his debut as a shuttler in the 2012 Summer Olympics and also he was the captain of the Sri Lankan team by then. Claiming the first international win in 2011 at the Peurto Rico International, Sri Lanka’s most decorated shuttler has bagged a total of 10 international titles so far.

He has high hopes of winning a medal and bringing mother Sri Lanka fame. More information on

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