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YODHA PEDIGE Anil Prasanna Jayalath
Sport Para athletics
NPC Sri Lanka   
GenderMen
Age37
Place of BirthAmpara, SRI
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T42
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ampara, SRI
Occupation
Serves in the Army
Languages
English, Sinhala
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2012.
Why this sport?
Sport was a part of his rehabilitation programme.
Club / Team
Commando Sports Club: Sri Lanka
Name of coach
Rohitha Fernando [national], SRI
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Sri Lanka
Location
Beijing, CHN
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three medals at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Rohitha Fernando. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Sri Lankan Para sprinter Pradeep Sanjaya, US boxer Muhammad Ali. (Athlete, 18 Sep 2016, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was Sri Lanka's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He injured his leg while serving in the Sri Lankan Army in 2009. (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016 200m T42 25.96
4 2016 4 x 100m Relay T42-47 47.12
6 2016 100m T42 12.81
5 2016 Long Jump T42 5.61
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2013 Long Jump T42 5.28
5 2013 200m T42 26.49
7 2013 100m T42 13.48
  2015 100m T42  DSQ
6 2015 Long Jump T42 5.31
5 2015 200m T42 25.87
  2015 4 x 100m Relay T42-47  DNF
6 2017 200m T42 25.88
8 2017 100m T42  DSQ
6 2017 Long Jump T42 5.51
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Long Jump T42/44 5.05
2 2014 100m T42 12.91
1 2014 200m T42 25.87