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HALGAHAWELA GEDARA Palitha
Sport Para athletics
NPC Sri Lanka   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthMatale, SRI
Height1.76 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F42
Further Personal Information
Residence
Matale, SRI
Occupation
Serves in the Army
Languages
Sinhala
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He got involved in Para athletics in 2014.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport as a hobby.
Club / Team
National Guard Sports Club: Sri Lanka
Name of coach
Pradeep Nishantha, SRI
Senior International Debut
Year
2018
Competing for
Sri Lanka
Tournament
Asian Para Games
Location
Indonesia
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in shot put at the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Pradeep Nishantha. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2021 Shot Put F63 13.40
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2019 Shot Put F63 12.37
Commonwealth Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2022 Discus Throw F42-44/F61-64 44.20
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 Shot Put F42/61/63 13.21