Navy markswoman Tehani Egodawela qualified for Tokyo Olympics

Navy markswoman Tehani Egodawela qualified for Tokyo Olympics

Navy markswoman Tehani Egodawela qualified for Tokyo Olympics

Written by Zulfick Farzan

30 May, 2021 | 5:42 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Leading Woman Communicator Tehani Egodawela, serving in the Sri Lanka Navy, has qualified for Tokyo Olympics in the women’s 10m air rifle 0.177 event.

Tehani Egodawela is a Leading Woman Communicator who has been representing the Sri Lanka Navy Musketry Pool since 2011 and has been selected as the best shooter 07 times, representing the National Pool since 2012. In addition, she has represented Sri Lanka in many overseas competitions and has exhibited excellent performances. 

She holds the Sri Lankan record in the women’s 10m air rifle 0.177 event from 2018 and also holds the Sri Lankan record in the women’s 50m rifle 0.22 (in standing, kneeling and prone events) since 2019.

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. Further, she set a new national record, in the women’s 50m rifle 0.22 event held in Qatar in 2019. Due to her outstanding performance, she was able to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics 2020, as she was in front in the world rankings for the women’s 10m air rifle 0.177 event.

Under the able guidance of Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Nishantha Ulugetenne, who serves as the President of Sri Lanka Navy Sports Board, the Navy has made a significant impact for the development of Navy sportsmen and women and their sporting facilities, making avenues for them to prosper in national and international arena. 

In such backdrop, the Olympics qualified Navy markswoman continues to train under the supervision of Captain (Naval Infantry) RA Raymond, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Navy Musketry Pool and she is coached by Master Chief Petty Officer (Retired) UM Premalal.

Leading Woman Communicator Tehani Egodawela, as a result of her continuous training and dedication, has brought great honour to the Navy and the country by qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the women’s rifle event. It is hoped that she will continue to win more titles in women’s rifle event by flying the Navy’s flag high and bringing much glory to mother Lanka in the international arena. 

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