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Sri Lanka at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Sri Lanka competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. This was the nation's seventeenth appearance at the Summer Olympics, with the exception of the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Six of the nation's Olympic editions were previously designated as Ceylon.

Sri Lanka at the
2016 Summer Olympics
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg
IOC codeSRI
NOCNational Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka
Websitewww.srilankaolympic.org
in Rio de Janeiro
Competitors9 in 6 sports
Flag bearerAnuradha Cooray[1]
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

The National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka sent a team of nine athletes, seven men and two women, to compete in six different sports at the Games, matching the nation's roster size with Atlanta two decades earlier.[2] Three Sri Lankan athletes previously competed in London, including rifle shooter Mangala Samarakoon and badminton player Niluka Karunaratne. Meanwhile, veteran marathon runner Anuradha Cooray, who attended his third Olympics as the oldest and most experienced participant (aged 38), was selected by the committee to carry the Sri Lankan flag at the opening ceremony.[1][3]

Sri Lanka, however, did not earn any Olympic medals in Rio de Janeiro; the nation's last medal was awarded to sprinter Susanthika Jayasinghe, who won silver in the women's 200 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.[4]

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Athletics (track and field)Edit

Sri Lanka qualified three athletes, two male and one female.

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
  • NM = No mark

Track & road events
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Anuradha Cooray Men's marathon 2:17:06 34
Niluka Geethani Rajasekara Women's marathon 3:11:05 129
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Sumeda Ranasinghe Men's javelin throw 71.93 36 Did not advance

BadmintonEdit

Sri Lanka received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send London 2012 Olympian Niluka Karunaratne in the men's singles event.[5][6]

Athlete Event Group Stage Elimination Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Niluka Karunaratne Men's singles   Chen L (CHN)
L (7–21, 10–21)
  Cordón (GUA)
W WO
  Dziółko (POL)
W (21–19, 24–22)
2 Did not advance

JudoEdit

Sri Lanka received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a judoka competing in the men's lightweight category (73 kg), signifying the nation's Olympic debut in the sport.[7]

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Chamara Repiyallage Men's −73 kg Bye   Waterhouse (ASA)
W 100–000
  Shavdatuashvili (GEO)
L 000–100
Did not advance

ShootingEdit

Sri Lanka received an invitation from the Tripartite Commission to send a men's rifle shooter to the Olympics, as long as the minimum qualifying score (MQS) was met by March 31, 2016.[8][9]

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Mangala Samarakoon Men's 10 m air rifle 589.6 50 Did not advance
Men's 50 m rifle prone 601.8 47 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: Q = Qualify for the next round; q = Qualify for the bronze medal (shotgun)

SwimmingEdit

Sri Lanka received a Universality invitation from FINA to send one female swimmer, to the Olympics.[10][11][12][13] Matthew Abeysinghe is also scheduled to represent the country, after meeting the B standard time at a qualification meet in July 2016. Abeysinghe was the first swimmer ever from Sri Lanka to meet the qualification standard for the Olympics.[14]

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Matthew Abeysinghe Men's 100 m freestyle 50.96 50 Did not advance
Kimiko Raheem Women's 100 m backstroke 1:04.21 28 Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Sri Lanka received an unused quota place from IWF to send a male weightlifter, signifying the nation's return to the sport after an eight-year hiatus.[15]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Sudesh Peiris Men's −62 kg 120 DNF DNF

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Weerawansa, Dinesh (19 July 2016). "Marathon man Cooray leads Sri Lanka at Rio Olympics". Sri Lanka: Daily News. Retrieved 19 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016 commence today, nine Sri Lankan athletes compete". Lanka Business Online. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  3. ^ Fernando, Reemus (5 August 2016). "Cooray cherishes appointment as Olympics flag bearer". Sri Lanka: The Island. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Lankan Olympic hopes fading". Sri Lanka: Daily News. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Trio Get Rio 2016 Tripartite Places". Badminton World Federation. 25 May 2016. Archived from the original on 29 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Niluka Karunaratne got selected for Rio Olympics 2016". Sri Lanka Badminton. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Sri Lanka judoka selected for Rio Olympics". The Nation. Sri Lanka. 16 April 2016. Archived from the original on 23 April 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Quota Places by Nation and Number". www.issf-sports.org/. ISSF. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Rio 2016: Shooting sport Quota Places overview after exchanges and re-allocations". ISSF. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Swimming World Rankings". FINA. Retrieved 14 March 2015.
  11. ^ "Men's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Women's Final Entry List" (PDF). FINA. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  13. ^ Weerawansa, Dinesh (25 June 2016). "Seven confirm places for Rio Games". Colombo, Sri Lanka: Daily News. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  14. ^ Premalal, susil (24 July 2016). "Abeysinghe and Raheem ready to make waves". The Sunday Times. Colombo, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Second day of the IWF Executive Board meeting in Tbilisi". International Weightlifting Federation. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 23 June 2016.

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