Sri Lanka At the 2008 Summer Olympics
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Sri Lanka At the 2008 Summer Olympics

Sri Lanka competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008.The Sri Lankan olympic committee confirmed 4 males and three females have been selected to compete in 5 sports.[2] Later Chinthana Vidanage received a tripartite commission invitation to participate in weightlifting. This now brings the total count to 8 athletes competing in 6 sports.[3]

Athletics

Susanthika Jayasinghe has been selected to represent Sri Lanka at the 2008 summer olympics in Athletics. She was selected to compete in both 100 m and 200 m. But soon after landed, she decided not to compete in the 100 metres. Nadeeka Lakmali has qualified to represent Sri Lanka in the javelin throw.

Key
  • Note-Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Women[4]
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Susanthika Jayasinghe 200 m 23.04 2 Q 22.94 3 Q 22.98 7 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Nadeeka Lakmali Javelin throw 54.28 43 Did not advance

Badminton

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Thilini Jayasinghe Women's singles  Nguyen (VIE)
L 13-21, 16-21
Did not advance

Boxing

Sri Lanka qualified one boxer for the Olympic boxing tournament. Anurudha Rathnayake earned a spot in the Olympic flyweight competition with his performance at the 2007 World Championships.[5]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Anurudha Rathnayake Flyweight  Vieira (BRA)
L 3-13
Did not advance

Shooting

Sri Lanka qualified one shooter for the Olympic Shooting tournament. Edirisinghe Senanayake qualified in the 50 m Pistol Men event by virtue of finishing in the first qualifying position (not first overall) at the 2007 Asian shooting championships in Kuwait.

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Edirisinghe Senanayake 10 m air pistol 561 48 Did not advance
50 m pistol 545 36 Did not advance

Swimming

Mayumi Raheem and Daniel Lee have been selected to represent Sri Lanka at the 2008 summer olympics in Swimming. Daniel Lee will compete in the 50 m Freestyle, Heat 6 on Thursday, August 14.

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Daniel Lee 50 m freestyle 24.92 66 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mayumi Raheem 100 m breaststroke 1:15.33 44 Did not advance

Weightlifting

Chinthana Vidanage was given a Tripartite commission invitation to participate in the men's 69 kg class.

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Chinthana Vidanage Men's -69 kg 128 25 165 16 293 16

Media coverage

The main rights to Olympic coverage in Sri Lanka are held by Rupavahini.

See also

References

  1. ^ » Sri Lankan sprint queen to lead Olympic squad - Thaindian News
  2. ^ Sri Lanka team for Beijing Olympics finalized | First Lanka
  3. ^ Weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics - Qualification
  4. ^ "La sélection française - Athlétisme" (in French). Comité National Olympique et Sportif Française. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Boxing World Championships Chicago 2007

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