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Pradeep Sanjaya Uggl Dena Pathirannehelage

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T46

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Serves in the Army

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in 2010.
Why this sport?
He saw soldiers with an impairment practising various sports and he was asked by his superiors whether he was interested in joining.

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Sri Lanka
Tournament
Asian Para Games
Location
Guangzhou, CHN

General interest

Awards and honours
He was named Sri Lanka's Para Sportsperson of the Year in 2014 at the Sports 1st Mobitel Platinum Awards. (newsfirst.lk, 30 Nov 2014)
Impairment
His left arm and hand were injured when a grenade exploded next to his military unit, while he was serving in the army in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka in 2008. One of his colleagues died in the explosion, while he and six other soldiers were injured. (island.lk, 08 Jan 2011; thepostinternazionale.it, 17 Sep 2015)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He won Sri Lanka's first Paralympic medal when he won bronze in the T46 400m at the 2012 Games in London. (lkentertainment.com, 05 Sep 2012)

ARMY CAREER
He works as a staff sergeant in the Sinha Regiment [SLSR] of Sri Lanka Army. (army.lk, 16 Sep 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T46 Heat 3 2012-08-31 7
Men's 400 m T46 Heat 2 2012-09-04 2
Men's 400 m T46 Final Round 2012-09-04 3
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T46 Semifinal 2 2013-07-21 13
Men's 400 m T46 Semifinal 1 2013-07-25 4
Men's 400 m T46 Final 1 2013-07-26 3
Men's 4x100 m T42-47 Final 1 2013-07-27 6