Adeleke secures sprint double at European U20 Championships


Rhasidat Adeleke has created history for Ireland in claiming the 200m gold medal at the European U20 Championships in Tallinn this afternoon.

The Tallaght AC sprint star eased through this morning’s semi-final in 23.27 before going on to claim victory in the 200m final in an Irish record-breaking time of 22.90.

Adeleke was quick out of the blocks from the gun, but it was the now customary powerful surge around the home bend which saw her move clear of the field to take 0.6 off her own Irish record.

The 200m title completes the sprint double for Adeleke who claimed the 100m title yesterday in just as impressive style, making Adeleke the first athlete since Jodie Williams a decade ago to win a 100/200m double at the European U20 Championships.

Fan’s may be treated to another appearance from the double European gold medallist, with the Ireland Women’s 4 x 400m team set to take their place in the the final tomorrow evening (Sunday 5pm Irish time).

200m Final Result:

1 IRL ADELEKE Rhasidat 22.90 EU20L NR

2 NED BISSCHOPS Minke 23.55                 

3 GBR EDUAN Success 23.62 PB

Full result: Click HERE

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