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ABARANA Upul
Sport Para athletics
NPC Sri Lanka   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthTeldeniya, SRI
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T44
Further Personal Information
Residence
Kandy, SRI
Occupation
Serves in the Army
Languages
Sinhala
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics during his time at school. He got involved in Para athletics in 2013 in Kandy, Sri Lanka.
Club / Team
Sinha Sports Club: Sri Lanka
Name of coach
Sumith Karunarathna
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Sri Lanka
Tournament
Asian Para Games
Location
Incheon, KOR
General Interest
Hobbies
Sports. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver medals in the 100m and 200m at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Sri Lankan Para sprinter Pradeep Sanjaya. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Sri Lankan Para javelin thrower Dinesh Herath. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Impairment
He was shot in the right knee while serving in the Sri Lankan Army in November 2008. (army.lk, 12 Oct 2018; Athlete, 18 Sep 2016, 23 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2016 200m T42 26.68
4 2016 4 x 100m Relay T42-47 47.12
8 2016 100m T42 12.85
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
11 2015 100m T42 13.13
Heats 2015 200m T42 27.39
  2015 4 x 100m Relay T42-47  DNF
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 100m T42 13.71
3 2014 200m T42 27.24
2 2018 200m T42/63 26.08
2 2018 100m T42/63 12.87