Colombo: Sri Lanka’s Olympic medal-winning sprinter Susanthika Jayasinghe was hospitalised for dehydration and stomach pain, after returning from Hyderabad where she participated in the first leg of the Asian Grand Prix circuit. Geethanjana Mendis, the head of Sri Lanka’s sports medicine institute, said the athlete was recovering but she would be kept under observation.
“There is no need to panic. We treated her for dehydration and gastroenteritis,” Mendis said. He said Jayasinghe would be able to run in the circuit’s second leg in Colombo June 1.
Jayasinghe, the Sydney Olympic 200m bronze medallist, won the 100m sprint in Hyderabad with a meet-record time of 11.30 seconds Wednesday. This was her first international appearance since she pulled out of the 200m event in last year’s Asian Games because of a hamstring injury.
The Asian Grand Prix circuit travels to Bangkok, June 5 before concluding in Manila June 9. (AP)