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Dinesh Priyantha dedicates Gold Medal to his wife

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Dinesh Priyantha said that he would dedicate his Paralympics Gold Medal to his beloved wife, who has been a tower of strength throughout his sporting career.

“I am very happy because my main dream came true. I have no words to describe (the feeling),” said Priyantha, who kissed the Sri Lankan flag after claiming victory.

“This is the best example for Sri Lankan Para Athletes,” the 35-year-old athlete added.

“I have three children and my wife looks after them very well. She motivates me. Our youngest child is only eight months old. (My wife) has done everything. She has given me freedom to do sport. I thank my wife for this Gold.”

“When I was a schoolboy, and (later) in the army, I didn’t do any sports. After I got injured, I was in hospital for more than four years. I had three gunshots to my arm during the war in Sri Lanka in 2008.” (D.R)

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