Showjumping rider Mathilda Karlsson will today become the first Sri Lankan to represent the country in an Equestrian event, at the Olympics, re-writing a new chapter in the sporting history books.
Karlsson born in Sri Lanka was adopted by Swedish parents and is living in Germany.
She was the first to qualify for Tokyo 2020 and is also the first equestrian representing Sri Lanka in an Olympic.
She almost missed out on Tokyo after the equestrian federation found an error in the way points towards her qualification were submitted and annulled her results.
She appealed the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport and was cleared to compete. 36-year-old Karlsson will be the last of the nine Lankan competitors to be in action.
Equestrian comprises three disciplines: Dressage, Eventing and Jumping, with men and women competing on equal terms.
Germany has won the most gold medals in Olympic equestrian sports while Sweden, France, the USA and Great Britain are among the other leading nations in equestrian sport.