Running in his second Diamond League, Yupun Abeykoon didn’t have the best day in Zurich, as he finished 9th in the Men’s 100m Final.

Abeykoon started well in Lane 1 but fell away from the rest midway through the race. 

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Todays’ final saw several track stars compete for Gold, with Olympic Silver Medalist Fred Kerley, Bronze Medalist Andre De Grasse as well as 4th and 5th place finishers at the games, Akani Simbine and Ronnie Baker all in the starting list. Trayvon Bromell, the fastest man in 2021, was also in the mix.

While Abeykoon finished 9th with a timing of 10.25sec, the USA’s Fred Kerley took home his 3rd straight Diamond League Gold in the event.

Men’s 100m Final standings

The Lankan is fresh off the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, where he unfortunately could not advance beyond the heats.

Running at the Diamond League had always been a dream for Abeykoon and he made it a reality when he competed at the Florence Diamond League in June of this year. Abeykoon is also the first and only Sri Lankan Athlete to run in the Diamond League, one of the most prestigious meets in Athletics across the globe.

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