National swimmer Akalanka Peiris broke his own 50-meter Backstroke record during the 46th National Age Group Aquatic Championships 2022 held on Thursday (9th June).
Peiris, competing in the open-age category, recorded an impressive 26.24 timing, bettering his previous national record of 26.27 set in 2019.
“We didn’t have many meets due to Covid-19 pandemic. However, I’m currently doing all my preparations for the Commonwealth Games and World Championships.” Peiris told ThePapare.
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Last year, the Asian and Commonwealth swimming star Akalanka Peiris entered the FINA Top 50 list for the Men’s Backstroke from the 50-meter and 10-meter Backstroke events.
Before breaking his own 50-meter Backstroke record, Peiris registered another personal best timing of 30.88 in the 50-meter Breaststroke Final.