Sri Lanka (SRI)

Overview

NOCNational Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka
Flagbearers37

Participants

Olympic Games 99
Youth Olympic Games 29

Description

The National Olympic Committee of Ceylon was formed on 8 April 1937 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in the same year. Sri Lanka has competed at all Olympic Games since its independence in 1948, except for the 1976 Games. Through 1968, it competed under the name of Ceylon, but that name was formally changed to Sri Lanka on 22 May 1972. Sri Lanka has yet to compete at the Olympic Winter Games.

The first Ceylonese national to compete at the Olympics was Carl Van Geyzel, who competed for Great Britain in the 1928 high jump. In 1948, Duncan White won a silver medal in the 400 metre hurdles in track & field athletics for Ceylon. The other medal for this nation was a silver in the women’s 200 metres in 2000 by Susanthika Jayasinghe. She originally received a bronze medal, but it was upgraded to a silver medal after the delayed disqualification of Marion Jones.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1948 Summer Olympics Ceylon Olympic Games 7 0 7 Results
1952 Summer Olympics Ceylon Olympic Games 5 0 5 Results
1956 Summer Olympics Ceylon Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1960 Summer Olympics Ceylon Olympic Games 5 0 5 Results
1964 Summer Olympics Ceylon Olympic Games 6 0 6 Results
1968 Summer Olympics Ceylon Olympic Games 3 0 3 Results
1972 Summer Olympics Sri Lanka Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1980 Summer Olympics Sri Lanka Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Sri Lanka Olympic Games 4 0 4 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Sri Lanka Olympic Games 4 2 6 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Sri Lanka Olympic Games 5 6 11 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Sri Lanka Olympic Games 5 4 9 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Sri Lanka Olympic Games 9 9 18 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Sri Lanka Olympic Games 4 3 7 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Sri Lanka Olympic Games 4 4 8 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Sri Lanka Youth Olympic Games 4 3 7 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Sri Lanka Olympic Games 4 3 7 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Sri Lanka Youth Olympic Games 7 2 9 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Sri Lanka Olympic Games 7 2 9 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Sri Lanka Youth Olympic Games 5 8 13 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Sri Lanka Olympic Games 4 5 9 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Athletics 31 14 45 Results
Badminton 2 1 3 Results
Boxing 13 0 13 Results
Cycling Road (Cycling) 1 0 1 Results
Diving (Aquatics) 2 0 2 Results
Equestrian Jumping (Equestrian) 0 1 1 Results
Judo 1 0 1 Results
Sailing 3 0 3 Results
Shooting 6 4 10 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 7 7 14 Results
Weightlifting 4 0 4 Results
Wrestling 1 0 1 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
3x3 Basketball (Basketball) 0 4 4 Results
Archery 1 0 1 Results
Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) 0 1 1 Results
Athletics 4 2 6 Results
Badminton 2 3 5 Results
Beach Volleyball (Volleyball) 2 0 2 Results
Mixed Sports 0 1 1 Results
Rowing 1 0 1 Results
Shooting 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 3 2 5 Results
Table Tennis 1 1 2 Results
Tennis 1 0 1 Results

Medals by Games

Edition Competition Type Gold Silver Bronze Total
1948 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2000 Summer Olympics Olympic Games 0 1 0 1
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Youth Olympic Games 0 0 1 1

Medals by sport

Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 2 0 2

Youth Olympic Games

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Susanthika Jayasinghe SRI 0 1 0 1
Duncan White SRI 0 1 0 1

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Hasini Ambalangodage SRI 1 0 0 1
S.P.D. Angoda Vidanalage SRI 0 0 1 1
Parami Wasanthi Maristela SRI 0 0 1 1