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Rhasidat Adeleke Wins 100m GOLD For Ireland At Euro Youth Olympics

Rhasidat Adeleke Wins 100m GOLD For Ireland At Euro Youth Olympics

Rhasidat Adeleke won 100m gold for Ireland at the European Youth Olympics in Baku on Tuesday.

The Tallaght sprinter crossed the line in 11.7 ahead of Finland's Johanna Kylmanen in second and Cheyenne Kuhn of Germany in third.

"I'm ecstatic, I'm so happy," the 16-year-old said in a video posted on the Team Ireland Twitter account.

"I just felt like I got a decent enough start. I tried to execute my race the way my coach told me: Just drive, drive, drive and hopefully by 60m I could just pull away and that's what I think I did. I'm so happy.

"You always have doubts. I'm just like, 'I finally did it'. This is what I've been praying for all season and to get the gold."

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Adeleke won 200m gold at the European U18 Championships last summer. She was also part of the Irish 4x100m relay team which won silver at the 2018 World U20 Championships.

Photo by Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

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