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A woman sailor to compete in Tokyo Olympics

May 31, 2021

Sri Lanka Navy’s  (SLN) Leading Woman Communicator (LWC) Tehani Egodawela has been qualified for Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the women's 10m air rifle 0.177 event.

LWC Egodawela who has been representing the Sri Lanka Navy Musketry Pool and National Pool  also holds the Sri Lankan record in the women's 10m air rifle 0.177 event and 50m rifle 0.22, SLN said.

She won bronze medals in the women's 50m rifle 0.22 team event at the South Asian Games 2016 in India as well as in Nepal in 2019.

According to the SLN, she has been selected for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 considering her outstanding  performance in the 10m air rifle event.