GOLD FOR RHASIDAT ADELEKE IN THE GIRL’S 100M AT THE EYOF
Rhasidat Adeleke stormed home in first place in the Girl’s 100m at the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Baku today. Winning her first gold medal, the Dubliner crossed the line comfortably in a time of 11.70 ahead of Johanna Klymanen (Finland) and Cheyenne Kuhn (Germany).
Adeleke won a silver medal in the last edition of the EYOF in 2017, competing in the 200m, as well as bronze in the Girl’s 4 x 100m. She competes in the Girl’s 200m on Thursday.
Speaking after her race an ecstatic Adeleke said, “I just felt like I got a decent enough start. I tried to execute my race doing what my coach told me to – just drive, drive, drive. And hopefully by 60m I would try to pull away, and I think what I did. This is what I’ve been praying for all season, and to get the gold – I’m so happy. I’m ecstatic.”