Yupun Abeykoon won the bronze medal in the final of the men’s 100 meters event at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Kenyan Ferdinand Omanyala claimed the gold in 10.02 seconds, defending champ Akani Simbine from South Africa was second in 10.13 and Yupun Abeykoon took the bronze in 10.14 seconds. He becomes the first Sri Lankan athlete to win bronze medal in the 100 meters event at the Commonwealth Games and wins Sri Lanka’s first major athletic medal in 24 years. Abeykoon finished a hundredth of a second behind Simbine to take bronze in a hotly contested finish.
Sri Lanka sole representative in Para Athletics at the Commonwealth Games, Palitha Bandara managed to claim Silver in the Men’s Discus Throw F42-44. With two different impairment categories competing in the event, the results were calculated using the Raza Points System, which is a method in Paralympic athletics field competitions for comparing throws or jumps by athletes of differing levels of disability. This is the first medal of Sri Lankan Para Athletics at the Commonwealth Games.