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Kyle Abeysinghe

Kyle Abeysinghe is a Sri Lankan national swimmer who has represented his country at several international competitions. His first time representing Sri Lanka was at the FINA Youth Programme in Doha, Qatar in 2014. Since then he has represented Sri Lanka at the 2015 Junior World Swimming Championships held in Singapore, the 2016 South Asian Games held in Guwahati, India, the 2016 South Asian Aquatic Championships held in Colombo, Sri Lanka and the 2016 World Swimming Championships held in Windsor, Canada. In Windsor, Abeysinghe broke two national records in the 200 meter Individual Medley (IM) and the 200 meter Freestyle.The 200m IM record was previously held by 2012 London Olympian Heshan Unamboowe and the 200m Freestyle record was held by his elder brother, 2016 Rio Olympian Matthew Abeysinghe. At the 2016 South Asian Aquatic Championships he won 4 gold medals and 1 silver medal in his individual events. In addition he helped Sri Lanka secure 3 gold medals and 2 silver medals in the 5 available relays.

Kyle Abeysinghe currently lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka and attends Wycherley International School. He trains under swim coach and father Manoj Abeysinghe at the Killer Whale Aquatic Club (KWA).

In July 2017 Abeysinghe was named to Sri Lanka’s 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games team. During the competition Abeysinghe won two silver medals in the men’s 100m and the 50m freestyle events, marking Sri Lanka’s first ever swimming medal at either the Youth or Senior Commonwealth Games.

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