Sri Lankan sprinter Yupun Abeykoon has set a new record with a finishing time of 10.15 seconds at the Meeting di Savona Championship held in Italy. It shatters his own South Asian and National men’s 100 m record which he finished with a timing of 10.16 seconds at an international meet in Dessau, Germany last year.
He who appears to the fastest man in Sri Lanka received his education from St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa. If we explore his talents, he was able to secure the gold medal at the South Asian Games held in 2019, Kathmandu, Nepal. During South Asian Games, in the event of 4 X 100 m relay, the Sri Lankan quartet which included Yupun, Vinod, Suranjaya, and Eshan was able to break a 25-year old record claimed by the Indian team in 2004 (39.91 seconds) by finishing in a time of 39.14 seconds.
Now, he is looking forward to getting into Olympics by running under a time of 10.05 seconds.