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Niluka beats world number 8

30 July 2012 09:07 am - 58     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lankan captain Niluka Karunarathne beat world number 8 Tago Kenichi in his first round match at the Olympics a short while ago.

Karunarathne comprehensively beat the Japanese 21/16 and 21/18 in the mens single badminton match in the first round of the Olympics.


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  • chinthaka Monday, 30 July 2012 11:23 AM

    well done, wish u all the beast

    Ranjith A Monday, 30 July 2012 11:34 AM

    Congratulation Niluka.

    Shane Monday, 30 July 2012 11:27 AM

    Well done Niluka.Your Dad has done a great job to keep You in this place.May god bless You.

    sanjayas Monday, 30 July 2012 11:54 AM

    Great work !! Lion material no doubt !

    Samantha Tuesday, 31 July 2012 02:55 AM

    Congratulations Brother...

    peeda mossa Monday, 30 July 2012 01:22 PM

    Great start, son. Wish you more strength to forge ahead.

    dinesh Monday, 30 July 2012 09:07 AM

    Well done Niluka......keep it up and all the best for the next match....

    IBNUABOO Tuesday, 31 July 2012 01:22 PM

    even if i am in japan soil i wish our son of the soil all the best with proud

    Wara Monday, 30 July 2012 09:25 AM

    Well done Niluka. Go for a medel. All the best !

    Viraj Tuesday, 31 July 2012 04:56 AM

    win a medal for mother lanka our thoughts and prayers are with you

    gdj100 Monday, 30 July 2012 09:14 AM

    Good stuff Niluka! Bring glory to your homeland!!!! All the BEST

    Kani Monday, 30 July 2012 03:55 PM

    Well done brother.. and wish u all the very best for rest of the tournament ...

    Critic Monday, 30 July 2012 09:30 AM

    Congrats Niluka! We are indeed proud of you, you have qualified for the knokouts by beating the world # 8! All the very best for the next round. This is the result of your hard work.

    May Allmight God's blessings be with you! Good Luck for the next round

    Sylvester Monday, 30 July 2012 09:32 AM

    Well done Niluka. Go for a medel. All the best !


    iqkandy Monday, 30 July 2012 03:59 PM wishes for the future games.

    Jehan Monday, 30 July 2012 09:32 AM

    this is great.... You have proved that your potential is well above statistics. Keep it up all the best...

    Ahamed Monday, 30 July 2012 09:28 AM

    Congratulations... all the very best for the next rounds...we are proud of you!!

    Achari Monday, 30 July 2012 09:24 AM

    He is sure to bring a meddle to SL

    kumara Monday, 30 July 2012 09:24 AM

    All the best dear brother keep it up .

    willows Monday, 30 July 2012 09:26 AM

    well done good luck for the medal

    irshad Monday, 30 July 2012 09:27 AM

    Well Done Niluka, Wish you all the best for next rounds too, Go for the gold mate.

    asoka abeywardena Monday, 30 July 2012 09:43 AM

    yes you guys must bring a medal or two...or at least by one from the duty free before you come in...

    Critic Monday, 30 July 2012 09:32 AM

    Niluka! You beat the world # 8 TAGO who hails from a family who's name has been in the world of badminton since the 1970's. You never let him take control over you in the second game. You have beaten him in style. We are proud of you. Keep up the good work.

    milindras Monday, 30 July 2012 09:48 AM

    All the best for the next one!!!!!!

    Abu Monday, 30 July 2012 09:34 AM

    once a Royalist alwas a Royalist

    rakesp Tuesday, 31 July 2012 05:11 AM


    slinga Monday, 30 July 2012 09:51 AM

    well done Niluka Mclarens is very proud of you for bringing glory to Sri Lanka

    Prabath Senaratne Monday, 30 July 2012 09:47 AM

    I am in UK to cheer for you right now.
    Good luck and best wishes for the next round

    mahajana Monday, 30 July 2012 09:40 AM

    He will beat everybody.

    Amanda De Silva Monday, 30 July 2012 09:51 AM

    Well Done!!!!

    rifan Monday, 30 July 2012 09:44 AM

    Well... DONE....

    rasika Tuesday, 31 July 2012 05:36 AM

    Niluka will be meeting the winner of Vietnam & India (Both No 1 Ranked palyers in their respective countries..

    MS Monday, 30 July 2012 10:01 AM

    congratulations brother!

    Thushara Monday, 30 July 2012 09:46 AM

    Boy, proud of you. Keep it up and best wishes for next match

    Kondeybendapucheena Monday, 30 July 2012 09:54 AM

    proud of you

    Nilan Jayawardana Monday, 30 July 2012 10:02 AM

    well done Niluka , you are going for the GOLD ...Cheers

    Vijitha Rohana Herat Monday, 30 July 2012 09:49 AM

    I think he is from Ananda College

    Huna Monday, 30 July 2012 10:11 AM

    well done Niluka , this is as good as wining a medal for us

    Jehan Monday, 30 July 2012 10:04 AM

    No he is originally from Dharmashoka College Ambalangoda, later he was taken by Royal Colombo. how ever now he is a national asset. not limited to a school.

    upul Monday, 30 July 2012 09:57 AM

    Super Show!!!!

    Keep it going!!!

    dave Monday, 30 July 2012 10:16 AM

    Sorry. No chance. He will not get less than 10 slots.

    VG Monday, 30 July 2012 10:24 AM

    Wow! Congrats Niluka and all the best for the next matches.

    ifthikar lafir Monday, 30 July 2012 10:18 AM

    Congrats, please bring our motherland a gold, all the best, u can do it boy....go for it...

    migs Monday, 30 July 2012 10:27 AM

    he brought to Ananada because of sports.origin ambalangoda Dharmasoka.

    Nihal de Silva Monday, 30 July 2012 10:30 AM

    Brilliant! Beating the World No.8 is probably the best ever achievement by a Sri Lankan badminton player.
    It would be a herculean task for Dinuka to grab a medal ....... but best of luck, we're very proud of you!!

    migs Monday, 30 July 2012 10:30 AM

    gud stuff. keep it up gud work.hope you make it srilanka in the medal table.

    D A Leo Monday, 30 July 2012 10:15 AM

    Good luck and best wishes for your future games.
    bring a Medial to Sri Lanka.

    hilmi Monday, 30 July 2012 10:32 AM

    Unfortunately I'm in Doha. if Im in SL I would have lighted Fireworks and Crackers...
    Well done boy....All the best for your next match.

    tarani Monday, 30 July 2012 10:24 PM

    well done brother

    Saman Monday, 30 July 2012 10:29 PM

    Awesome. At least you can now party with the 30 team officials!

    SADA Monday, 30 July 2012 10:39 AM

    Thousand hearty cheers to LION NILUKA K.for conquering first
    hurdle.and thousand best wishes.

    Banda Monday, 30 July 2012 10:44 PM

    Congratulations ! I hope we get a medal too. But even if we don't , it is great to watch our team.

    parak Monday, 30 July 2012 10:40 AM

    Keep it up. Best wishes.

    Sumedha Monday, 30 July 2012 11:00 PM

    Great work.. .many blessings...

    ruzaick Monday, 30 July 2012 10:56 AM

    We are proud of you Niluka, well done boy.

    manpei Tuesday, 31 July 2012 12:30 AM

    Well done Niluka. Hope you can bring home a medal or come close. This is quite an achivement we are proud of you medal or no medal.

    Ken Monday, 30 July 2012 11:26 AM

    Congratulations Niluka

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