This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 9 °C Thursday 20 September, 2018
Advertisement

15-year-old Rhasidat Adeleke storms to 200m gold for Ireland at European Championships

The Dublin teenager stormed to victory in the 200m final on Saturday evening in Hungary.

Adeleke pictured after her victory on Saturday.
Adeleke pictured after her victory on Saturday.
Image: Sasa Pahic Szabo/INPHO

THERE WAS MORE success for Ireland at the European U18s Championships on Saturday evening, as Rhasidat Adeleke secured a gold medal in the 200m final.

The 15-year-old stormed to a resounding 23.53 victory in Hungary, shedding tears afterwards following her success.

“I can’t believe it,” the teenager said. “It’s just so surreal, I just tried my best to keep my form, because I know when I’m under pressure I start to lose my form and slow down.

“You have to really get a good bend and then you just drive on and keep going on the straight.”

The Dubliner’s success was Ireland’s fourth medal at the European Championships.

Sarah Healy claimed gold in yesterday’s 3000m, adding to Gina Akpe-Moses’ silver in the 100m and Molly Scott’s bronze in the 100m hurdles two years ago.

The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us!

O’Sullivan coasts through to 800m final, disappointment for Jumbo-Gula

Ireland’s Sarah Healy dominates the field to claim brilliant gold at European Championships

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Aaron Gallagher

Read next:

COMMENTS (62)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel