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Buddika Indrapala

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T42

Further personal information

Residence
Anuradhapura, SRI
Occupation
Serves in the Army
Languages
Sinhala

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2016.
Why this sport?
"When I was at school my hobby was athletics, especially the long jump, so I started again after my injury."
Club / Team
Commando Sports Club: Sri Lanka
Name of coach
Rohitha Fernando, from 2016

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in long jump at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Sri Lankan Para athlete Anil Prasanna Jayalath. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Sri Lankan Para athlete Anil Prasanna Jayalath. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
He and Nuwan Indika Maththaka Gamage were named Best Athletes of the 2019 Sri Lankan Para Athletics Championships. (sundayobserver, 08 Sep 2019)
Impairment
His leg was amputated after he suffered an injury in 2009 while serving in the Sri Lankan Army. (army.lk, 12 Oct 2018)