Susanthika Jayasinghe

Deshabandu Susanthika Jayasinghe (born December 17, 1975) is a Sri Lankan sprint athlete specializing in the 100 and 200 metres. She won the Olympic silver medal for the 200m event in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, the second Sri Lankan to win an Olympic medal and the first and only Asian to win an Olympic or world championship medal in a sprint event. She also won two gold medals at the 2007 Asian Athletics Championships and a bronze medal at the 2007 IAAF World Championships. She is known as the Asian Black Mare.

Personal information

Nickname(s):- Asian Black Mare

Nationality:-  Sri Lankan

Ethnicity:-     Buddhist

Born:- December 17, 1975 (age 42)
Uduwaka,
Sri Lanka

Occupation:- Sprinter

Years active:-1994-2009

Sport

Sport:-Track and field

Country:- Sri Lanka

Event(s):- Sprint

International leve:- l1994

Retired:- 5 February 2009

Achievements and titles

Olympic finals2000 Sydney

Personal best(s)100 m: 11.04[1] September 9, 2000 (Yokohama, Japan)

200 m: 22.28 September 28, 2000 (Sydney, Australia)

Achievements

Year Competition Venue Position Event

1994

Asian Games

Hiroshima Japan

2

200m

1995

Asian Championship

Jakartha Indunesia

2
1

100m
200m

1997


World Championship


Athens Greece


2

200m

Year Competition Venue Position Event

1999

IAAF Grand Prix Final  

Munich Germany

8

200m

2000

Summer Olympics

Sydney Australia

2

200m

2001



World Indoor Shampionships



Lisbon Portugal


4

200m

Year Competition Venue Position Event

2002

Asian Championships

Colombo, Sri Lanka

1
1

100m
200m

2002

Commonwealth Games

Manchester, England

4

100m

2002

Asian Games

IAAF World Cup

Busan, South Korea

Madrid, Spain

1

2
4

100m

100m
200m

Year Competition Venue Position Event

2006

Asian Games

Doha Quatar

2
3

100m
200m

2007

Asian Championships

Amman jordan

1
1

100m

2007

World Championships

Osaka Japan


3

200m
200m

Asian Black Mare