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Rhasidat Adeleke Completes Historic Double With 200M U20 Europeans Gold

Rhasidat Adeleke Completes Historic Double With 200M U20 Europeans Gold
By Gary Connaughton Updated
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Rhasidat Adeleke has stormed to gold at the U20 European Athletics Championships this afternoon, destroying the field in her 200-metre final.

The Dubliner was the heavy favourite entering the final in Estonia, hoping to complete an impressive double after her gold medal finish in the 100-metres yesterday.

The 18-year old looked very comfortable during her semi-final earlier in the afternoon, easing up as she reached the line.

The 100/200m double had not been achieved at this championships since 2011, when future European medalist Jodie Williams accomplished the feat.

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Plenty of pressure was on Adeleke to match that today, but she certainly didn't disappoint.

She would win the race in a time of 22.90, smashing her own Irish 200m national record in the process. What's more, she even looked as though she could have pushed herself much harder towards the end.

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The previous mark was 22.96, which she set earlier this year.

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The gap between Adeleke and the rest of the field was astonishing.

An incredible performance.

This is just the latest achievement in what has already been a massively impressive career for Adeleke. She has already won gold at Youth Olympic and European U18 level, as well as a Irish senior 100m title.

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That is not even to mention her exploits during her first year at the University of Texas.

A young athlete with a huge future.

SEE ALSO: Rhasidat Adeleke Blazes To U20 European Gold In 100M

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