Sri Lanka at the 2008 Summer Olympics


Sri Lanka at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Infobox Olympics Sri Lanka
games=2008 Summer
competitors=8
sports=6
flagbearer=Susanthika Jayasinghe [ [http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/south-asia/sri-lankan-sprint-queen-to-lead-olympic-squad_10075771.html » Sri Lankan sprint queen to lead Olympic squad - Thaindian News ] ]
officials=

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. [ [http://firstlanka.com/english/news/sri-lanka-team-for-beijing-olympics-finalized/ Sri Lanka team for Beijing Olympics finalized | First Lanka ] ] Later Chinthana Vidanage received Tripartite commission invitation to participate in weightlifting. This now brings the total count to 8 athletes competing in 6 sports. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weightlifting_at_the_2008_Summer_Olympics_-_Qualification]

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 announced that she will not be competing on the 100 m.
Nadeeka Lakmali has been selected to represent Sri Lanka in Javelin.

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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 first at the 2007 Asian shooting championships in Kuwait.

Media coverage

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

Kit sponsorship

ee also

*Sri Lanka at the Olympics
*Sports in Sri Lanka

References

External links

* [http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/BD/C73/BDW001625.shtml#BDW001625 Badminton, Women's Singles Round of 64 results]
* [http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/BX/C73/BXM051510.shtml#BXM051510 Boxing, Men's Fly (51kg) Round of 32 results]
* [http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/SH/C74A/SHM201101.shtml#SHM201101 Shooting, Men's 50m Pistol results]
* [http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/SH/C74A/SHM203101.shtml#SHM203101 Shooting, Men's 10m Air Pistol results]
* [http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/SW/C74A/SWM010900.shtml#SWM010913 Swimming, Men's 50m Freestyle results]
* [http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/SW/C74A/SWW031900.shtml#SWW031904 Swimming, Women's 100m Breaststroke - Heat results]
* [http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/INF/WL/C73/WLM069000.shtml#WLM069A01 Weightlifting, Men's 69kg results]


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