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Dinesh Priyantha Herath Herath Mudiyanselage

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T46, F46

Further personal information

Family
Wife Tsanka
Residence
Anuradhapura, SRI
Languages
Sinhala

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2012 in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.
Why this sport?
He began the sport as a hobby.
Club / Team
Gajaba Sports Club: Sri Lanka
Name of coach
Pradeep Nishantha, SRI

General interest

Hobbies
Playing cricket, listening to music. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the F46 javelin throw at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His wife. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
German javelin throwers Thomas Rohler and Johannes Vetter. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Injuries
He sustained an arm injury during the Sri Lanka National Championships in October 2019. The injury affected his performance at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he won a silver medal in the F46 javelin. (SportsDeskOnline, 19 May 2020; aipsmedia.com, 11 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named Most Outstanding Male Para Athlete of the Year at the 2019 Presidential Sports Awards in Sri Lanka. (thepapare.com, 18 Jul 2019)

He was Sri Lanka's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (thepapare.com, 11 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (dailynews.lk, 12 Oct 2018)
Impairment
In 2008 he was shot in the left arm while serving in the Sri Lankan Army. (dailysports.lk, 27 Sep 2016; Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F46 Final 1 2015-10-27 6
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 4x100 m T42-47 Final Round 2016-09-12 4
Men's Javelin F46 Final Round 2016-09-13 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F46 Final 1 2017-07-14 2