Rhasidat Adeleke picks up second gold medal at European Youth Olympics

Rhasidat Adeleke picks up second gold medal at European Youth Olympics
Rhasidat Adeleke celebrates as she crosses the line after winning the girls 200m final. Picture: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

Rhasidat Adeleke is a double sprint gold medalist at the European Youth Olympics in Baku.

The Tallaght sprinter followed her 100m victory with gold this evening in the 200m.

Adeleke won the race with a time of 23.92. She beat Hungary’s Mira Koszegi into silver with Serena Kouassi of France rounding off the podium with bronze.

Speaking about winning a double gold she said: "I’m just so happy. It was kind of a late decision to do both events, I was only meant to do one event, so to come away with the two gold is so unexpected.

"I’m just so happy. I just tried to have a really good bend, really fast, and just hold it for the last 100m.

"And I kind of felt like I was clear, so I was delighted.

"The Irish support here is amazing, I could hear it so loud when they call your name at the start, and then you hear all the support.

"It just makes you want to do really well."

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