Rhasidat Adeleke wins Gold in Girls 100m at European Youth Olympic Festival

Rhasidat Adeleke won the Girls 100m in Baku this afternoon. Credit: Eóin Noonan/Sportfile.

Ireland’s Rhasidat Adeleke has won a gold medal in the Girls 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 seconds, ahead of Finland’s Johanna Klymanen and Cheyenne Kuhn of 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, a delighted 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.”

The EYOF is a European event for athletes aged 14-18 that runs every two years. Baku is hosting the 2019 edition which runs from the 21-27 July.

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