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SLC Appoints Susanthika Jayasinghe As Mentor Of Women’s Cricket Team

Sri Lanka Cricket has announced the appointment of Olympic Silver Medalist Mrs Susanthika Jayasinghe as the ‘Consultant—Mentoring and Development of Women’s Cricket.”

SLC Appoints Susanthika Jayasinghe As Mentor 

Susanthika Jayasinghe won the Olympic silver medal for the 200m event in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, the second Sri Lankan to win an Olympic medal after Duncan White and the first Asian woman to win an Olympic or World Championship medal in a sprint event.

She is also the only Asian athlete to have claimed an Olympic medal in sprint events. She is also the first and only Sri Lankan to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships. Her silver medal achievement at the 2000 Sydney Olympics also stood as the only Olympic medal for a South Asian in an athletics event for 21 years before Neeraj Chopra‘s gold medal achievement at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

“I am extremely happy with this new challenge, as it gives me an opportunity to help young women athletes take up the game, cope with the challenges, and go on to become the “stars” they deserve to be in the future,” said Susanthika Jayasinghe.

She was awarded the Most Outstanding Sportswoman of the Year in 2008 by the then Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse. She was conferred with the prestigious Deshabandu title during the 2017 Sri Lankan national honours by the then President Maithripala Sirisena.

Susanthika Jayasinghe Achievements

Year Competition Venue Position Event
1994 Asian Games Hiroshima, Japan 2nd 200 m
Asian Championships Jakarta, Indonesia 2nd 100 m
Asian Championships Jakarta, Indonesia 1st 200 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 2nd 200 m
1999 IAAF Grand Prix Final Munich, Germany 8th 200 m
2000 Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 2nd 200 m
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 4th 200 m
Asian Championships Colombo, Sri Lanka 1st 100 m
Asian Championships Colombo, Sri Lanka 1st 200 m
Commonwealth Games Manchester, England 4th 100 m
Asian Games Busan, South Korea 1st 100 m
IAAF World Cup Madrid, Spain 2nd 100 m
IAAF World Cup Madrid, Spain 3rd 200 m
Asian Games Doha, Qatar 2nd 100 m
Asian Games Doha, Qatar 3rd 200 m
Asian Championships Amman, Jordan 1st 100 m
Asian Championships Amman, Jordan 1st 200 m
World Championships Osaka, Japan 3rd 200 m
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