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Chaminda Sampath Hetti Hetti Arachchige

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F64, T64

Further personal information

Family
One daughter
Residence
Kekirawa, SRI
Languages
Sinhala

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2008 in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka.
Why this sport?
He got involved in the sport as a recreational activity.
Club / Team
Vijayaba Sports Club: Sri Lanka
Name of coach
Pradeep Nishantha, SRI

General interest

Hobbies
Cricket, reading newspapers. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in javelin throw at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His daughter. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
German javelin throwers Thomas Rohler and Johannes Vetter. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Impairment
In 2008 his left leg was amputated below the knee as the result of an injury he sustained while serving in the Sri Lankan Army. (army.lk, 12 Oct 2018; Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F44 Final 1 2015-10-30 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F44 Final Round 2016-09-09 12