COLOMBO (Information 1st); Sri Lankan dash sensation Yupun Abeykoon clocked 10.01 seconds to return in second within the 100m dash on the Savona Worldwide Assembly in Italy on Wednesday (24).
Earlier, Yupun was capable of are available in 2nd within the heats of his first 100m race for the 12 months with a timing of 10.04 seconds (+2.7 wind) on the Savona Assembly.
Yupun can also be thought of because the quickest man in South Asia.
During the last seven years, Yupun has grow to be one in every of Asia’s quickest males.
In June 2022, he turned the primary South Asian to run a 100m race beneath 10 seconds.
Yupun ran 9.96s – quickest time ever recorded by a South Asian, the fourth-fastest by an Asian.
Solely 32 international locations on this planet have produced athletes who can run sub-10. There are solely 170 athletes all-time in historical past to take action.
In July 2022, he received a historic bronze on the Commonwealth Video games – Sri Lankan athletics’ first medal in 24 years.
In September 2022, he turned the primary Sri Lankan to compete within the Diamond League closing, ending fifth.
Yupun now sees it as his responsibility to present Sri Lankans some cheer amidst the disaster of political turmoil and an ailing economic system.