JAYASINGHE Thilini < Back  
Sport Badminton
CGA Sri Lanka   
Gender Women
Born 15 Jan 1985 in Kandy, SRI
Height1.64 m
Weight 58 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Bank Employee
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She first started playing badminton at the age of 13.
Training Regime She trains six days a week between 9am-12pm, and 3.30pm-6pm.
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 1999
Competing for Sri Lanka
Location India
General Interest
Hobbies Music, swimming. (island.lk, 09 Mar 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (The Hindu, 13 Jul 2008)
Most influential person in career Her family. (Sunday Observer, 08 Jun 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "I like challenges, no matter who or what blocks my path, I have achieved what I targeted." (dailynews.lk, 21 Jul 2012)
Ambitions To bring honour to her country. (dailynews.lk, 21 Jul 2012)
Other information SRI LANKAN FIRST
In 2008, she became the first badminton player from Sri Lanka to appear at the Olympic Games. She was granted special leave by her employer in order to prepare and participate for the Games in Beijing, China. (adaderana.lk, 10 Jul 2012)