Judo team hoping to enhance medal tally at SA Games | Sunday Observer

Judo team hoping to enhance medal tally at SA Games

Sri Lankan judo team comprising OM Ifran (above 100kg ), HMSC Kumara (66kg), Nuwan Dharmawardena (73kg), NGR Pushpakumra (81kg), SAN Bandara (90kg), WAWP Premaratna (160kg), KG Abeysinghe (100kg), TGR Madushanka (team event), BAG Gunadasa (team event), WLA Imesha (above 78kg), MPC Dilani (48kg), HGS Hathurusinghe (52kg), KM Liyanage (57kg), RM Yameena (63kg), KSD Kumarasinghe (70kg), Dilrukshi Jayawardena (78kg), JMD Priyadharshani (team event ), MD Maduwanthi (team event), KRP Leemagastenna (manager), URK
Sri Lankan judo team comprising OM Ifran (above 100kg ), HMSC Kumara (66kg), Nuwan Dharmawardena (73kg), NGR Pushpakumra (81kg), SAN Bandara (90kg), WAWP Premaratna (160kg), KG Abeysinghe (100kg), TGR Madushanka (team event), BAG Gunadasa (team event), WLA Imesha (above 78kg), MPC Dilani (48kg), HGS Hathurusinghe (52kg), KM Liyanage (57kg), RM Yameena (63kg), KSD Kumarasinghe (70kg), Dilrukshi Jayawardena (78kg), JMD Priyadharshani (team event ), MD Maduwanthi (team event), KRP Leemagastenna (manager), URK Basnayake (assistant manager), NGM Piyaratna (physiotherapist), RM Amal Ratnayake (men’s team coach), KLC Leemagastenna (women’s coach), SAM Sooriarachchi (referee)

The Sri Lanka Judo Federation has named an 18-member team for the South Asian Games (SAG) which will be held next month in Nepal.

The team is made up of nine men and nine women who are currently going through their final phases of preparation. Sri Lanka won one silver medal and six bronze medals at the last SAG held in India when 12 exponents took part compared to 18 this time.

Nuwan Dharmawardena who won the silver medal at the last SAG is this time contesting the 73kg category and his ambition is to win the gold with more experience.

He also contested the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland while Dilrukshi Jayawardena is the most senior in the tour party having won the bronze medal in her weight class of 78 kg at the last SAG.

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