Hasini Ambalangodage and her team AlFA won the Gold medal in the mixed international relay badminton at the Youth Olympic Games which is now in progress in Argentina. Her team consisted of seven other shuttlers from USA, Bulgaria, Canada, Italy, India, Cambodia and Sweden.Hasini from Vishaka College Colombo said this was a great chance to win a gold medal in this mixed international relay event.
“I had to play with other players in my group. Our team consisted of four boys and four girls and we had to play ten matches. Finally the team which obtained 110 points won this game. This is a very good experience and winning gold at the Youth Olympic is very special for me,” said young Hasini.
Tony Wahyudi, the Indonesian coach who is the present national coach to the Sri Lanka team also said this mixed international relay is a good experience for Hasini. “She works hard at practices with me. Finally she was lucky to be a member of the winning team to take gold at this youth Olympics.”
Meanwhile Sri Lankan Badminton Management Committee president Nishantha Jayasinghe said Hasini’s performance was very high.