SILVA Sandaradura Lakshini Sara

27 Oct 1996

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Women's Long Jump 6


Start Time Location Event Status
Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Stadium

Biographical Information


Asian Championships
10Women's Long Jump2023Bangkok, THA5.97
South Asian Games
1Women's Long Jump2019Kathmandu, NEP6.38
1Women's 4 x 100m Relay2019Kathmandu, NEP44.89
3Women's Long Jump2016India5.89
Business Management - ICBT Campus, Sri Lanka
English, Sinhala
Y.K. Kularatne [national]
She took up long jump at age 10. "I selected long jump in school. From the U11 age group, I was doing the long jump and the 75m sprint. Speed is useful for long jumps. I was able to win zonal-level championships and then I was keen to continue in long jump." (sundayobserver, 06 Mar 2022; dailynews, 17 Feb 2022)
"I have better skills in jumping events than other events. My father and mother were also good jumpers in their time. This encouraged me to select long jump. Like other sportsmen and women, I too got into athletics by taking part in school sports meets. When I started winning it encouraged me to continue the sport." (sundayobserver, 06 Mar 2022)
To win a medal at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China, and to compete at the Olympic Games. (sundayobserver, 06 Mar 2022; ceylonathletics, 15 Feb 2022)
She has training sessions six days a week in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (sundayobserver, 06 Mar 2022)
Her parents, and coach Y.K. Kularatne. (sundayobserver, 06 Mar 2022)

Additional Information

In 2021 she received a scholarship from the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka and began training in Qatar, which she believes has helped her development. She hopes to gain further experience competing at events in Europe. "The residential programme was vital to me. If I break records with pleasing results, that exposure was one of the reasons. We Sri Lankans are not that privileged compared to track and field athletes from countries outside Asia. Adding to that, our athletes get very little international exposure. These are the biggest disadvantage to athletes here. At Asian level, it's a different level of competition, but the European circuit is a different ball game. From Asia the athlete in you can emerge, but competing in Europe can help you identify the medal winner. It's a good training ground to any athlete, not only on the field but mostly off the field. That's the reason why athletes from the west are stronger physically and mentally at global level. I want to be that, and become the next medal winner at all international events, up to the Olympics." (sundaytimes, 20 Mar 2022; island, 10 Mar 2022; ceylonathletics, 15 Feb 2022;, 24 Jun 2021)

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