Ireland's Rhasidat Adeleke takes 100m gold at European U20 Championships

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Ireland's Rhasidat Adeleke Takes 100M Gold At European U20 Championships
Rhasidat Adeleke of Ireland poses after winning the Women's 100m final at the European Athletics U20 Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. Photo: Joosep Martinson/Getty Images for European Athletics
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Ireland's Rhasidat Adeleke continued her remarkable winning streak of underage sprint titles with victory in the 100 metres at the European under-20 Championships in Tallinn, Estonia.

On a hot Friday at the Kadriorg Stadium, Adeleke produced a blistering run from the gun to take the win in 11.34 seconds, her now seventh underage sprint medal in all: she doesn’t turn 19 until next month.

According to The Irish Times, there’s every chance Adeleke will add a second gold medal on Saturday – the Dublin sprinter returning to the track just two hours after her victory to win her 200m heat in 23.20 seconds, arguably her best event, over half a second faster than the next best qualifier.

Her 100m victory also brings this European sprint title back to Ireland just four years after Gina Apke-Moses won it for the first time in Grosseto, Italy in 2017, her winning time on that occasion 11.71 seconds.

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It also adds to the gold Adeleke won over 200 in the European under-18 Championships in Gyor, Hungary in 2018, before in 2019 winning a rare sprint double at the European Youth Olympics in Baku.

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