Mathew Abeysinghe first Sri Lankan to qualify for Rio Olympics

Twenty-year-old Mathew Abeysinghe has become the first Sri Lankan to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games. Abeysinghe clocked 50.53 seconds in the Men’s 100m freestyle at the qualifying rounds currently underway in Hong Kong. The minimum qualifying time required is 50.70 seconds. He is currently the Sri Lankan record holder in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 50m backstroke, individual medley, 100m butterfly and other freestyle events. Abeysinghe was a student of Asian International School, Colombo, and is coached by his father Manoj Abeysinghe. With his brothers Andrew, Kyle and Dillon, he also holds the Sri Lankan national record for the Men's 4x50 Medley Relay.

Twenty-year-old Mathew Abeysinghe has become the first Sri Lankan to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Abeysinghe clocked 50.53 seconds in the Men’s 100m freestyle at the qualifying rounds currently underway in Hong Kong.

The minimum qualifying time required is 50.70 seconds.

He is currently the Sri Lankan record holder in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 50m backstroke, individual medley, 100m butterfly and other freestyle events.

Abeysinghe was a student of Asian International School, Colombo, and is coached by his father Manoj Abeysinghe.

With his brothers Andrew, Kyle and Dillon, he also holds the Sri Lankan national record for the Men’s 4×50 Medley Relay.

 

 

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