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Oshem Kapuruge the roller skating and gymnastic champ

Oshem Kapuruge
Oshem Kapuruge

Eleven year old Swimmer, Gymnastic and Roller Skater Don Oshem Akarsha Kapuruge has brought honour and immence glory to his Alma Mater Sumedha College Gampaha with his deeds in the field of sports.

Oshem was born on 17th October 2011 and admitted to Sumedha College in 2017 when Mrs. N. A. C. S. Wijethunga was at the helm of the school and his first class teacher was Miyu Jayasekera and in 2019 he participated for the Inter House Schools Sports Meet in Swimming and he did 25 metre Free Style Event and in 2022 too he took part for the same event and won places

In 2017 following his parents Prabath Sanjeewa Kapuruge and Devika Ruwan Kumari’s foot steps both of them whom are Roller Skating Coachers Oshem commenced Roller Skating and his first attempt was at the All Island Junior Under 8 Roller Skating Championship and he was the Champion by winning a Gold Medal for 100 metres and Silver Medals for 50 and 500 and a Bronze Medal for 200 metre events and in 2019 at the All Island Schools Championship too he was the Champion in the under 9 age category by winning Golds for 100, 200, 300 and 900 metres and Silvers for 400, 600 and 1000 and Bronzes for 500 and 800 metres and at the All Island Junior Nationals in the same year in the under 10 age group he won Golds for 100, 200, 300, 400 and 800 and Silvers for 500, 600, 700 and 1000 and a Bronze for 900 metres.

Then once again in 2020 at the Junior Nationals at the under 10 age category he could not come up to expectations and he won Silvers in all 10 events and in the same age group at the next Junior Nationals he emerged as the Champion by winning two Golds and eight Silvers and competing in the under 12 age group in the recently held All Island Schools Meet he clinched the title with six Golds in all six events in 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600 metre event held at Thambuththegamuwa, Anuradhapura and his school teacher in Charge of Roller Skating is Mrs. Chandra Kumari and the Prefect of Games is Chandra Liyanageand his Principal Samantha Perera is always supportive of Oshem In addition Oshem did Gymnastics in 2017 and he grabbed a Gold Medal for Floor Event in the under 6 age group at the Gampaha District Tournament and in the following year at the Junior national Meet he became the Champion and in the next year too and in the under 10 age group he came up to Best 8 and in 2020 he was the Champion in the under 10 age group by winning Golds in Floor and Vault events and during the span of six years in both these games he has clinched 42 medals which includes 17 Golds 24 Silvers and a Bronze.

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