Participants

Manjula Kumara WIJESEKARA

Manjula Kumara WIJESEKARA
    Athletics
Birth Date:  30 Jan 1984
Place of Birth:  MORAWAKA
Country of birth:  SRI
Age:  34
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  185
Weight (Kg):  72

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's High Jump NM

Manjula Kumara WIJESEKARA - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Mon, 9 Apr 10:20
Men's High Jump Qualifying Round - Group A
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 20:05
Gold Medal Event Men's High Jump Final
Finished

Legend

NM: No mark

Biographical Information


Education: Economics at University of Southern California, United States
Injuries

Ankle injury in 2006, which sidelined him for 18 months. (sundaytimes.lk, 3 Oct 2010)


Reason: His high jump talent was spotted at school by his principal and first coach. (sundaytimes.lk, 3 Oct 2010)
Ambition: â€œMy end goal is to break the national record, which I already hold, and to do well at the (2018) Commonwealth and Asian Games and bring glory to Sri Lanka.â€? (thepapere.com, 14 Feb 2018)
Additional information

US ADVENTURE
Spent a period of time training and studying at the University of Southern California, under the coaching of Michael PULLINS (USA). (sundaytimes.lk, 3 Oct 2010)


STEP AWAY
Plans to retire after the Asian Games in Jakarta in August 2018. (sundaytimes.lk, 27 Jun 2017)


REWARD
Awarded a new home in 2016 in recognition of his services to sport and Sri Lanka. (ft.ik, 19 Aug 2016)


AUSTRALIAN ASSISTANCE
Sri Lanka Athletics Federation set up the opportunity for him to train in Melbourne in 2018, with high jump coach Alessandro BISETTO. (thepapere.com, 14 Feb 2018)


EXPERIENCE
Boasts a lengthy career in the sport. Set his current national record of 2.27m back in 2005 and made his international debut for Sri Lanka in 2001. (sundaytimes.lk, 27 June 2017)


OLYMPIC BOW
Competed at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games when he jumped 2.20m, but failed to advance to the final. (sports-reference.com, 16 Mar 2018)



Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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