Team Sri Lanka Targets For High Performances In Japan, Health Risks in Tokyo

The XXXII Summer Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 was postponed due to the COVID 19 Pandemic last year. It is scheduled to be held in Japan from 23rd July to 08th August, under strict health regulations. Foreign spectators have been banned while widespread opposition to postpone the games have been recorded across the land of the rising sun.

Around 11,000 Athletes representing some 205 Countries will be competing across 43 Venues to win Medals in 339 Events of 50 Disciplines under 33 Sports.Over 25,000 Media personnel are expected to cover the event from the venues. United by Emotion is the Motto. Miraitowa is the Mascot said to represent old traditions & celebrate new innovations – future & eternity the focus. Harmonized Chequered Emblem is the Logo & it represents different countries, cultures & ways of thinking. The Medals are said to be made of recycled cellphones & other electronic items.

3 on 3 Basketball, BMX Freestyle Cycling, Sport Climbing, Skateboarding & Surfing are debut sports while Baseball & Softball make a return – but will be dropped in Paris 2024. Football will be an Under 23 event. Athletics with a total of 48 will have the most Gold Medals. This is the 02nd occasion that Japan is hosting the Summer Olympics in the Modern Era. The previous time was in 1964 when the Games were held in an Asian nation for the first time. It was in the Men’s Marathon at those Games in which Sri Lankan Ranatunge Karunananda created history & was honoured by the Education sector of Japan by including his feat as an inspiration for their kids on courage & commitment among other virtues. The XXIV Summer Olympic Games were held for the 02nd time in Asia when Seoul, South Korea hosted it in 1988.

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Hon. Namal Rajapakse – Minister of Youth & Sports, State Minister of Digital Technology & Enterprise Development has allocated a princely amount of US $ 10,000.00 + US $ 40.00 per diem for each athlete whilst a tidy sum of US $ 5000.00 + US $ 40.00 per diem for coaches, according to a media release from his ministry media. It is the highest payments made for Sri Lankan Olympians that should encourage them to perform at their best when representing the country whilst competing.

Mathilda Karlson was the first Sri Lankan domiciled in Sweden to qualify for Equestrian. The Show Jumping star is the first to be an Olympian from Sri Lanka in this sport. Methodist College, Colombo schoolgirl Milka Gehani De Silva also qualified from Gymnastics, to become the first Sri Lankan Olympian from her sport in the Artistic version. The lass from Piliyandala who also studied at Somaweera Chandrasiri Primary & Piliyandala Central is the only other qualifier from Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Army’s Yupun Abeykoon – 100 M ( Men ) & Sri Lanka Air Force employed Nimali Liyanaarachchi – 800 M ( Women ) were invited from among the Athletes. The sprinter has been based in Italy since 2015 on a scholarship. He is the only Sri Lankan athlete to have participated in a Diamond League event, a most prestigious opportunity. He is a past pupil of St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa. The middle-distance runner who was born in Embilipitiya & studied at the Sooriyawewa National School is one of three top performers among the female athletes participating in the middle distance races. Mathew Abeysinghe is considered a gem in the pool. Born in the United States of America, he is completing his university higher education in that country. A member of the top rung Killer Whale Aquatic Club in Sri Lanka, he is coached by his Sri Lankan father Manoj Abeysinghe. Some knowledgeable sources consider him to be the best swimmer ever to represent the country on the world stage. During his Olympics debut in Rio, he was able to qualify for & compete in a final. This is his second Olympics. The youngest member of the contingent is Swimmer Aniqah Gaffoor. The 17 year old was born in Sri Lanka. Then the family migrated to Malaysia in 2008. In 2017, she won a scholarship to the highly acclaimed United World College, Thailand. She is in training at the High Performance Centre in Phuket. The undisputed shuttle champion Niluka Karunaratne is a three time Olympian. Hailing from a sporting family, he was team Sri Lanka Captain & Flag Bearer at the London Olympics. He represented the country in Badminton at the Rio Olympics too. Tehani Egodawela will compete in the Women’s 10 M 0.177 category Air Rifle event. The Leading Woman Communicator serving the Sri Lanka Navy is a past pupil of Good Sheppard’s Convent – Naayakkanda, Wattala & 07th Day Adventist High School – Rilaulla, Kandana. She is in Sport Shooting as a member of the National Shooting Pool since 2012. Versatile Judoka Chamara Dharmawardena is set to be a two time Olympian. He will be in the Men’s 73 Kgs class. A past pupil of Wewatenna MV & Jinaraja MV – both of Gampola, he is employed by the Sri Lanka Air Force & is in the sport for the last 15 years.

Report assisted by NOC,SL Media & Staff