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Ajith Hettiarachchi

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T44

Further personal information

Residence
Galle, SRI
Occupation
Serves in the Army
Languages
English, Sinhala

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in 2012 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Club / Team
Gamunu Sports Club: Ratnapura, SRI
Name of coach
Ranjith Hennayake, SRI

General interest

Hobbies
Playing volleyball. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Asia-Oceania Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He was shot in his left ankle while serving in the Sri Lankan Army in 2001. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 2 2016-09-08 8
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 1 2016-09-11 6
Men's 4x100 m T42-47 Final Round 2016-09-12 4
Men's 400 m T44 Heat 1 2016-09-14 3
Men's 400 m T44 Final Round 2016-09-15 7