Special spike for Ambepitiya
Nov 16, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Chinese medical experts have designed a special spike for Sri Lanka’s ace sprinter Shehan Ambepitiya.
Sri Lanka team officials yesterday referred injured Lankan sprinter to Chinese doctors and sports medicine experts. After a thorough investigation, the medical experts here have diagnosed that Ambepitiya has a problem with his ‘body balance’ and need to wear a special spike for his right leg. “Medical experts who examined Ambepitiya did a foot analysis and diagnosed a discrepancy in his leg length. There is a slight difference in his right leg,” Dr. Seewali Jayawickrema of the Sports Medicine Department said today.
Dr Jayawickrema was of the opinion that Ambepitiya has a chance to break the ten-second barrier in the 100m dash in future if he could overcome the discrepancy, making a modified right spike with a slightly thicker innersole. “But it all depends on how soon he adjusts to that. It would reduce his pain symptoms. He needs to undergo a full body analysis to ascertain the complete nature of the discrepancy,” the Lankan sports medicine expert said.