Thilini Hendahewa

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Thilini Hendahewa
Personal information
CountrySri Lanka
Born (1996-09-18) 18 September 1996 (age 25)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking233 (WS 13 August 2019)
72 (WD 13 August 2019)
113 (XD 1 February 2022)
Current ranking515 (WS)
142 (WD)
137 (XD) (5 July 2022)
Medal record
Women's badminton
Representing  Sri Lanka
South Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2019 Kathmandu–Pokhara Women's doubles
Silver medal – second place 2016 Guwahati–Shillong Women's team
Silver medal – second place 2019 Kathmandu–Pokhara Mixed doubles
Silver medal – second place 2019 Kathmandu–Pokhara Women's team
BWF profile

Thilini Pramodika Hendahewa (born 18 September 1996) is a Sri Lankan badminton player.[1] She competed at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China,[2] also at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games.[3] Hendahewa was the women' singles champion at the 2014 Sri Lanka national championships.[4] She won her first senior international title at the 2017 Lagos International tournament in the women's singles and doubles event.[5] Together with Kavidi Sirimannage, they claimed the gold medal in the 2019 South Asian Games.[6] She became one of the first two Sri Lankans to win a BWF World Tour tournament, when she won the mixed doubles event alongside Sachin Dias at the 2022 Odisha Open.

Hendahewa educated applied sciences at University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Nugegoda.[3]

Achievements

South Asian Games

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Badminton Covered Hall,
Pokhara, Nepal
Sri Lanka Kavidi Sirimannage Sri Lanka Achini Ratnasiri
Sri Lanka Upuli Weerasinghe
21–10, 21–7 Gold Gold

Mixed doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Badminton Covered Hall,
Pokhara, Nepal
Sri Lanka Sachin Dias India Dhruv Kapila
India Meghana Jakkampudi
16–21, 14–21 Silver Silver

BWF World Tour (1 title)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[7] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[8]

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2022 Odisha Open Super 100 Sri Lanka Sachin Dias India Arjun M.R.
India Treesa Jolly
21–16, 22–20 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF International Challenge/Series (2 titles, 2 runners-up)

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2017 Lagos International India Mugdha Agrey 21–13, 21–19 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2017 Lagos International Sri Lanka Kavidi Sirimannage Nigeria Zainab Momoh
Nigeria Ramatu Yakubu
21–8, 21–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Nepal International Sri Lanka Kavidi Sirimannage India Aparna Balan
India Sruthi K.P
16–21, 13–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Maldives Future Series Sri Lanka Kavidi Sirimannage Chinese Taipei Kuo Yu-wen
Chinese Taipei Lin Wan-ching
19–21, 18–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

References

  1. ^ "Players: Thilini Pramodika Hendahewa". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Nine athletes to Youth Olympics". The Sunday Times. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Participants: Thilini Pramodika Hendahewa". Gold Coast 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Niluka and Thilini win Badminton Nationals". The Island. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Yadav, Hindahewa win Lagos International Badminton Classics". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Sri Lanka shuttlers bag two each of gold and silver". Daily FT. 7 December 2019. Archived from the original on 10 December 2019. Retrieved 10 December 2019.
  7. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (19 March 2017). "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  8. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.

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