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.
Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to announce the appointment of Olympic Silver Medalist Mrs. Susanthika Jayasinghe as the ‘Consultant – Mentoring and Development of Women’s Cricket.”
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) February 2, 2023
Susanthika Jayasinghe Achievements
|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|