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Anil Prasanna Jayalath Yodha Pedige

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T42

Further personal information

Residence
Ampara, 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.
Why this sport?
Sport was a part of his rehabilitation programme.
Club / Team
Commando Sports Club: Sri Lanka
Name of coach
Rohitha Fernando [national], SRI

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Sri Lanka
Location
Beijing, CHN

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three medals at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Rohitha Fernando. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Sri Lankan Para sprinter Pradeep Sanjaya, US boxer Muhammad Ali. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was Sri Lanka's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He injured his leg while serving in the Sri Lankan Army in 2009. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T42 Final 1 2013-07-21 6
Men's 200 m T42 Semifinal 1 2013-07-22 8
Men's 200 m T42 Final 1 2013-07-23 5
Men's 100 m T42 Semifinal 1 2013-07-25 4
Men's 100 m T42 Final 1 2013-07-26 7
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T42 Heat 1 2015-10-25 9999
Men's Long Jump T42 Final 1 2015-10-26 6
Men's 200 m T42 Heat 2 2015-10-27 7
Men's 200 m T42 Final 1 2015-10-28 5
Men's 4x100 m T42-47 Final 1 2015-10-31 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T42 Heat 1 2016-09-10 4
Men's 200 m T42 Final Round 2016-09-11 7
Men's 4x100 m T42-47 Final Round 2016-09-12 4
Men's 100 m T42 Heat 1 2016-09-14 3
Men's 100 m T42 Final Round 2016-09-15 6
Men's Long Jump T42 Final Round 2016-09-17 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T42 Final 1 2017-07-15 6
Men's 100 m T42 Heat 1 2017-07-17 5
Men's 100 m T42 Final 1 2017-07-17 9999
Men's Long Jump T42 Final 1 2017-07-18 6