Yupun Abeykoon clinches Gold at Roma Sprint Festival


Olympian Yupun Abeykoon once again dazzled in the 150m sprint event with a time of 15.37 sec to grab the Gold medal at the Nissolino Roma Sprint Festival 2022 with a first-place finish on Thursday (12).

The Nissolino Roma Sprint Festival was his second Men’s 150m entry for the year, the first being the Perso Trophy 2022, also in Italy in April, where he set a new South Asian Record with a timing of 15.16 sec. Abeykoon also holds the title of South Asia’s fastest in the Men’s 100m event since 2021 with a time of 10.15 sec.

Abeykoon has the Birmingham Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games (postponed to 2023 due to a Covid-19 outbreak in China) to look forward to, and was one of the first entries made from Team Sri Lanka.