Participants

Sawan SERASINGHE

Sawan SERASINGHE
    Badminton
Birth Date:  21 Feb 1994
Place of Birth:  GALLE
Country of birth:  SRI
Age:  24
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  178
Weight (Kg):  79

Sawan SERASINGHE - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 14:01
Mixed Team Event Group Play Stage - Group C
Australia
5
South Africa
0
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 9:01
Mixed Team Event Group Play Stage - Group C
Australia
4
Uganda
1
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 19:01
Mixed Team Event Group Play Stage - Group C
England
5
Australia
0
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 11:01
Mixed Team Event Quarterfinal 2
Singapore
3
Australia
0
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 18:50
Men's Doubles Round of 32
ALI Murad/BHATTI Muhammad Irfan Saeed
0
CHAU Matthew/SERASINGHE Sawan
2
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 20:00
Mixed Doubles Round of 32
RICKETTS Samuel/WYNTER Katherine
0
SERASINGHE Sawan/MAPASA Setyana
2
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 17:31
Mixed Doubles Round of 16
LINDEMAN Ty/TAM Brittney
0
SERASINGHE Sawan/MAPASA Setyana
2
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 20:50
Men's Doubles Round of 16
CHRISNANTA Danny Bawa/HEE Yong Kai Terry
2
CHAU Matthew/SERASINGHE Sawan
1
Finished
Fri, 13 Apr 13:40
Mixed Doubles Quarterfinal
SERASINGHE Sawan/MAPASA Setyana
0
ADCOCK Gabrielle/ADCOCK Chris
2
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Olympic Games
Year Location Event Rank
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's Doubles Group

World Championships
Year Location Event Rank
2017 Glasgow, SCO Mixed Doubles DNS
2015 Jakarta, INA Men's Doubles R64

Sudirman Cup
Year Location Event Rank
2017 Gold Coast, AUS Mixed Team 15
2015 Dongguan, CHN Mixed Team 23

Nickname: Kooj (olympics.com.au, May 2016)
Hobbies

Basketball, cars, photography (Twitter, 11 May 2017; Oceania Badminton2016 YouTube, 18 Apr 2016; Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)


Occupation: Athlete, student (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)
Education: Business information systems at Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Languages spoken: English, Sinhilese
Coach

NATIONAL: Lasse BUNDGAARD (DEN) (badminton.org.au, 7 Apr 2017)


Position style: Left-handed
Reason: Began playing badminton at age five in Sri Lanka. "I've always wanted to play badminton because my whole family plays." (makeachamp.com, 1 Oct 2015; Oceania Badminton2016 YouTube, 18 Apr 2016)
Ambition: "Break into the top three in world rankings and win a world championship." (usananews.com.au, 21 Jul 2016)
Memorable: "Competing at the Rio Olympic Games and playing the world number one in the first round." (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)
Hero: US basketballer Kobe BRYANT. (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)
Influence: "My parents for all the support they have given." (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017)
Ritual: "Always get a haircut before tournaments - look good, feel good. I always have to wear two pairs of socks during a match." (Athlete, 6 Oct 2017; olympics.com.au, May 2016)
Additional information

FAST FEAST
After being eliminated from the men's doubles at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, he posted a photo on social media of him indulging in an 8000-calorie fast food feast. It included six burgers, six chocolate brownies, six large fries and 40 chicken nuggets. "Wow what a week it has been here in Rio. Have to say I am disappointed about the match today. Can't wait to go back home to start training and keep on improving. Now it's time to eat some junk food after months of eating clean." (telegraph.co.uk, 15 Aug 2016; Facebook page, 14 Aug 2016)


AWARDS
Presented with a Serendib Award in 2015, acknowledging the accomplishments of multicultural Australians. (Instagram, 01 Jun 2016)


OZ LANKAN
Moved from Sri Lanka to Australia at age 11 and is the first Sri Lankan to represent Australia internationally. (olympics.com.au, May 2016; Sri Lanka Morning Show YouTube, 7 Aug 2016)


Social Media

Legend

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

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