Help me get an Olympic medal – Yupun Abeykoon

South Asia’s fastest athlete Yupun Abeykoon has told Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe that if proper support is given to prepare for the Olympic Games to be held in France in 2024, it will help Sri Lanka to win an Olympic medal.

The sports minister said that since his foremost responsibility is to make arrangements for the country to win an Olympic medal, the sports ministry is bound to fulfill all duties and responsibilities for that.

Yupun and his team had also taken the responsibility of training two junior players in the 100m race event and turning them into international winners.

Dr. Amal Harsha de Silva, Secretary of the Sports Ministry, Amal Edrisuriya, Director General of Sports, Palitha Fernando, President of the National Athletics Association and others joined the discussion between Yupun and the Sports Minister through Zoom technology.

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