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Susanthika Jayasinghe

Sri Lanka's 'wonder girl' Susanthika Jayasinghe has pulled out of the Athens Olympic Games. She made history at Sydney by becoming the first Sri Lankan woman to win an Olympic medal.
PTI | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2004 08:47 PM IST

Country: Sri Lanka
Event: Track and Field (200m)

Sri Lanka's 'wonder girl' Susanthika Jayasinghe will not be participating in the Athens Olympic games will not run at the Athens Games due to a recurring leg injury.

She made history at the Sydney Olympics by becoming the first Sri Lankan woman to win an Olympic medal. She clocked 22.28 seconds in the women's 200 metre finals. She won the bronze medal missing the silver by only 0.01 seconds.

Jayasinghe was a surprise winner of the 200m silver medal in the 1997 World Championships, becoming the first Sri Lankan to win a major medal since 1948. She has also won medals at 1995 Asian Championships and 1994 Asian Games.

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