Royal Dominate at Karachi

Helitha Hendawitharana, a grade 11 student of Royal College was part of a team that dominated the South Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championship held in Karachi in 2016, earning the qualification to the Asia Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championship to be held in Bangkok in the month of September later that year.

After a rigorous selection process which saw the best table tennis players of the age group go against each other several rounds, Helitha was selected to the team that would eventually represent and dominate at the South Asian games. He was also selected to be the captain of the team, and lead them to a gold medal at the event. He also received a bronze medal in his respective individual category.


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