Video – Aaron Sexton finishes fourth in 200m at European U20 athletics finals

He has committed to play rugby with Ulster, but Aaron Sexton could be a superstar runner, he was 4th at European championships on Saturday.

Onyema Adigida from the Netherlands won the Gold medal in 21.08 and just 0.05 separated second to fifth. It was heartbreak for Sexton who finishes fourth, clocking the same time (21.18) as the bronze medallist.

Sexton has played with the senior team in a pre-season friendly and was the Ulster A Player of the Year. David Kennedy, head of physical education at Bangor Grammar School where Sexton done his A-levels explained that Rugby will always be the number one sport for Sexton.

“I’ve actually been in the school now as long as Aaron, since his first year,” says Kennedy, “and even when he arrived into first year he was already head and shoulders above everybody else in terms of sporting pedigree. Just an excellent athlete, very quick, very talented, pure speed and strength, and a lovely natured guy as well.

Davicia Patterson was just off the medals. She finished fourth in a time of 52.72 in the 400m final.


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