Gold for Awesome Adeleke at European U20 Championships


Rhasidat Adeleke has secured a gold medal for Ireland in the 100m final at the European U20 Championships in Tallinn, Estonia.

The Tallaght AC athlete exploded from the starting blocks and powered over the finish line in a blistering time of 11.34.

Adeleke had breezed through the heats on day 1 (July 15th) in 11.37, before going on to finish in first place in her semi-final in 11.38 (second fastest overall).

This gold medal performance continues the record-breaking season for Adeleke which has already included breaking Phil Healy’s Irish 200m earlier in the year with a 22.96 at the Big 12 Championships in Manhattan (15.05.2021).

It also represents another milestone for Irish sprinting, with Adeleke following in the footsteps of an 18-year old Gina Akpe-Moses who claimed gold in this event back in 2017 at the U20 Championships in Grosseto, Italy.

100m Medals:

1 IRL ADELEKE Rhasidat 11.34                   

2 SRB ILIC Ivana 11.42                  

3 GBR EZE Joy 11.44

Adeleke who doesn’t turn 19 until the end of August will be back in action in the heats of the 200m later this evening at 5.38pm (Irish time).

Full result: Click Here

Full report of Day 2 to follow.

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