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Upul Abarana

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T44

Further personal information

Residence
Kandy, SRI
Occupation
Serves in the Army
Languages
Sinhala

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics during his time at school. He got involved in Para athletics in 2013 in Kandy, Sri Lanka.
Club / Team
Sinha Sports Club: Sri Lanka
Name of coach
Sumith Karunarathna

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Sri Lanka
Tournament
Asian Para Games
Location
Incheon, KOR

General interest

Hobbies
Sports. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver medals in the 100m and 200m at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Sri Lankan Para sprinter Pradeep Sanjaya. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Sri Lankan Para javelin thrower Dinesh Herath. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Impairment
He was shot in the right knee while serving in the Sri Lankan Army in November 2008. (army.lk, 12 Oct 2018; Athlete, 18 Sep 2016, 23 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T42 Heat 2 2015-10-25 11
Men's 200 m T42 Heat 1 2015-10-27 9
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 2 2016-09-10 4
Men's 200 m T42 Final Round 2016-09-11 8
Men's 4x100 m T42-47 Final Round 2016-09-12 4
Men's 100 m T42 Heat 2 2016-09-14 4
Men's 100 m T42 Final Round 2016-09-15 8