Yupun runs with worlds best and clocks 10.25 in Diamond League 100m final

Yupun runs with worlds best and clocks 10.25 in Diamond League 100m final

Yupun runs with worlds best and clocks 10.25 in Diamond League 100m final

Written by Staff Writer

10 Sep, 2021 | 3:44 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); National record holder Yupun Abeykoon competed against a world class field including Olympic medalists Fred Kerley and Andre De Grasse in the men’s 100 metres of the Diamond League in Zurich.

Yupun came in 09th Place with a timing of 10.25 seconds at the Wanda Diamond League in Zurich, and this is his second Diamond League Run.

Abeykoon who represented Sri Lanka at the Tokyo Olympics became the first Sri Lankan to compete at a Diamond League when he took part in the Rome edition of the event in June. His fourth place finish there helped to improve his world rankings and earn a ticket to the Olympics.

Andre De Grasse finished his 100-metre season in style, finishing second with a time of 9.89 seconds at the Diamond League Final in Zurich, tying his personal best time.

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