Susanthika gets promoted to silver for 200m at 2000 Olympics

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With the authority from International Olympic committee, Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa presented the silver medal to Sri Lanka’s sprint queen Susanthika Jayasinghe, who was promoted from bronze to silver in the 200 meter event at 2000 Sydney Olympics, at the Temple Trees Monday.

The 2000 Olympic medals were reassigned in the women’s track events after the gold medalist Marion Jones was found guilty of taking banned drugs and accordingly Susanthika was awarded the Silver by the International Olympic committee.

Two of the three individual Olympic medals were stripped from Jones last year by the International Olympic Committee.

Video of Women’s 200, Sydney Olympics 2000

Receiving the Sliver medal from President Mahinda Rajapaksa

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