Qualifies for London Olympics:
Thilini makes Olympics for second time
Lanka’s first ever women’s shuttler to take part in Olympics, Thilini
Jayasinghe has made it a double when she qualified to play in the London
Olympics which starts in another 16 days time.
Jayasinghe, the Kandyan lass who is currently in the 107th slot of
the Badminton World Rankings, is in the 46th position when it comes to
the Olympic rankings.
“I am really happy to hear the good news and being able to make it a
double. I would like to thank Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage,
Sri Lanka Badminton Association and my employer, Sampath Bank for all
the support they have extended.
The other Sri Lankans who have qualified for the London Olympics are,
Shuttler Niluka Karunaratne and Athlete Anuradha Indrajith Cooray.
US based Lankan athlete Christine Sonali Merrill, shooter Mangala
Samarakoon, swimmers Heshan Unamboowe and Yashika Udugampola are the
other Sri Lankans who will make their presence felt at the 2012 London