Yupun Abeykoon Shines with Second Place Finish in Men's 100m Final at Meeting Citta'Di Savona

Thursday, 25 May 2023 - 14:31


Sri Lankan sprinter Yupun Abeykoon finished second in the Men's 100m final at the Meeting Citta'Di Savona in Italy, clocking a time of 10.01 seconds. 

Abeykoon, who last year became the first Sri Lankan to run the 100m in less than 10 seconds, finished behind Reece Prescod of Great Britain, who clocked 9.94 seconds.

Filippo Tortu, who was part of Italy's Olympic Gold Medal winning Men's 4X100m team, finished in sixth.

Abeykoon clocked 10.04 secs in the heats, finishing second behind Benjamin Azamati of Ghana. 

The Savona meet was Abeykoon's first 100m events for the year, and he is scheduled to take part in the Florence Diamond League meet next Friday (June 2).

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