The shooting events of the Olympics are under three categories with five occasions per each. Rifle shooting, which is a member of the shooting family, can be taken as one of the most exciting Olympic events. In brief, there are 10 concentric rings and the player has to target the innermost bull’s eye to acquire more points. Regardless of the little targets, shooting has impressive observer advance. The pressure before discharging, the elation of a fruitful shot and the sensational changes in positioning brought about by even the smallest error all make for a convincing encounter. Consequently, a rifle shooter needs to be an all-rounder both physically and mentally.
Tehani Egodawela, a woman with a starring role who was born on 19th April 1986, is an amazing character who has brought both the Sri Lankan Navy and the name of the country to an utmost level by working on her discipline, rifle shooting with wholeheartedness. She joined the Navy in 2006 and step by step became a preeminent rifle player. Tehani Egodawela has represented the Sri Lanka Navy Musketry Pool since 2011 and merged into the number one rifle player seven times by representing the national pool since 2012. She was successful to compete in both national and international level competitions in extravagant ways.
This prominent figure holds many records within her discipline, such as the Sri Lankan records in the women’s 10m air rifle 0.177 event since 2018 and the women’s 50m rifle 0.22 (in standing, kneeling, and prone events) since 2019. With all her dedication and sacrifices, she was victorious to acquire many medals such as bronze medals in the women’s 50m rifle 0.22 team event at the South Asian Games, held in India in 2016 as well as in Nepal in 2019. Tehani Egodowela was triumphant in bringing the name of Sri Lanka to a predominant position by setting a new national record at the women’s 50m rifle 0.22 event held in Qatar in 2019.
With all the hard work and continuous training, the distinguished personality Tehani was successful to add more colour to our mother nation by having a front world rank in women’s 10m air rifle event. As an account of her surpassing dedication and years of tedious efforts, she was qualified for Tokyo Olympics 2020 in the women’s 10m air rifle 0.177 event. With our immense pleasure and great exultation, we cherish the fabulous persona, Tehani Egodawela to acquire more and more titles through her path to add more glory to our mother nation.