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Sri Lanka’s Yupun becomes the first South Asian to run 100 meters under 10 seconds


Yupun Abeykon became the first Sri Lankan and the first South Asian to break the 10-second barrier in the 100m for the first time.

Abeykoon previously competed in the finals of the Resisprint International Chaux-de-Fonds 2022 in Switzerland, finishing with a time of 9.96 seconds.

Accordingly, today he broke the record he set last May by recording a time of 10.6 seconds.

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