29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE|TABLE TENNIS|MEWAN ABEYWICKRAMA

1. When growing up, how did your family members help you to balance your passion for sports and your academics? I have been playing Table Tennis since childhood. I received the greatest support from my family and on top of that, my coach has been there since my early stages. My family members used to … Continue reading 29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE|TABLE TENNIS|MEWAN ABEYWICKRAMA

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29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE|TABLE TENNIS|BUDDHIKA DILSHAN

1. When growing up, how did your family members help you to balance your passion for sports and your academics? I started playing table tennis when I was in grade 3. I received an immense support from home. My mother always used to attend the matches to watch how I play and was there for … Continue reading 29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE|TABLE TENNIS|BUDDHIKA DILSHAN

29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE|Taekwondo|Pavithra Perera

1. Why do you think this sport is the most suitable one for you? I loved this sport and I thought that it would serve me in good and useful ways. So I chose it. 2. Was there any special moments when your family started to realize that you were natural in your chosen field … Continue reading 29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE|Taekwondo|Pavithra Perera

29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE|Taekwondo|Chanduni Gangani

1. Why do you think this sport is the most suitable one for you? I like martial arts. When I came here, I was first introduced to Taekwondo. So that’s how I chose this game. 2. Was there any special moments when your family started to realize that you were natural in your chosen field … Continue reading 29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE|Taekwondo|Chanduni Gangani

29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE | Weight Lifting | Milinda Senarathna

1.What is that has driven you and given you the motivation to constantly be the sportsman you are? I did weight lifting in freshers and got the 2nd place and also I preferred to do a sport in university. Therefore as a repercussion of the second place from weight lifting in freshers, I thought to … Continue reading 29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE | Weight Lifting | Milinda Senarathna

29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE|ATHLETICS|Indiwari Jayalath

1. How did you get into Athletics? Did you like it from the beginning? I first got into athletics when I was in Grade 5. I performed at School Meets and it naturally caught my interest and I’ve been doing it ever since. Now it has become my passion. 2. How did your family members … Continue reading 29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE|ATHLETICS|Indiwari Jayalath

29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE |TENNIS | MADAWEE SURAWEERA

1)  Why did you choose this sport to engage yourself in? What is the story behind it? I did tennis as a sport in school. I played mini tennis and I was the champion in mini tennis. That is why I choose this sport. 2)  Are there any other family members in your family that … Continue reading 29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE |TENNIS | MADAWEE SURAWEERA

29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE | TABLE TENNIS | NUWANI NAWODYA

1. When growing up, how did your family members help you to balance your passion for sports and your academics? I started playing Table Tennis when I was in grade 01. Since then my family, specially my parents have given me the fullest support imaginable. I only stopped playing for a while to ready myself … Continue reading 29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE | TABLE TENNIS | NUWANI NAWODYA

29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE|Taekwondo|Nuwan Thisara

Why do you think this sport is the most suitable for you? I started this in 2006, and my brothers too were into this game. I earned some kind of passion to this game seeing the way they play. Were there any special moments when your family started to realize that you were natural in … Continue reading 29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE|Taekwondo|Nuwan Thisara

29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE|TABLE TENNIS|KASUNI HIMAYA

1. When growing up, how did your family members help you to balance your passion for sports and your academics? I have been playing Table Tennis since grade 01. My elder sister introduced me to the sport. My parents have been a huge support through all these years. My father used to take me for … Continue reading 29TH SUMMER UNIVERSIADE|TABLE TENNIS|KASUNI HIMAYA