GOLD FOR RHASIDAT ADELEKE IN THE GIRL’S 200M AT THE EYOF IN BAKU
Rhasidat Adeleke has won a gold medal in the Girl’s 200m at the Summer European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Baku today in a time of 23.92. This is the second gold medal that the Tallaght Athletics Club sprinter is bringing home from the EYOF having gone faster than the 24.36 she posted in the qualifying round of the 200m, and beating Hungary’s Mira Koszegi into silver, Serena Kouassi (France) rounded off the podium with bronze.
Adeleke won a gold medal in the 100m earlier this week, and she went into the 200m as favourite. Speaking about winning a double gold she said, “I’m just so happy. It was kind of a late decision to do both events, I was only meant to do one event, so to come away with the two gold is so unexpected. I’m just so happy. I just tried to have a really good bend, really fast, and just hold it for the last 100m. And I kind of felt like I was clear, so I was delighted.
“The Irish support here is amazing, I could hear it so loud when they call your name at the start, and then you hear all the support. It just makes you want to do really well.”