Sri Lankans at Commonwealth Games Para Sports!
Five Sri Lankan Para athletes will represent Sri Lanka in three games at the Commonwealth Games Para sports this year.
Sri Lankan will be in action in Para athletics, Para swimming and Para power lifting.
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee has unveiled its Sport Programme which features the biggest ever number of Para-Sport medal events in the history of the Games – 22 in total.
A total of 256 medal events covering 17 sports will be contested in Glasgow between 23 July and 3 August 2014, and within this will be 22 Para-Sport medal events spanning five sports.
The five Para-Sports included in the Glasgow programme are athletics, swimming, powerlifting, lawn bowls and for the first time track cycling, which will take place at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.
With the exception of track cycling, the four other sports made their Commonwealth Games debut as fully integrated medal events in Manchester 2002 however; lawn bowls has not featured at the last two Games.
Sri Lankan Contingent to Commonwealth Games- Para Sports
Para Athletics – G A Wesley, (Discuss), Chandrasiri Mapatuna( Discuss) – Anura Dissanayake (Coach)
Para Swimming – Amila Prasanna Kumarasiri . Wijesiri Bandara (Manager/Coach)
Para Power Lifting – Sadun Wasana Bandara, J Rathnayake, Aberathna Bandara (Coach)