Ireland’s Rhasidat Adeleke won the silver medal in the U17 200m final at the European Youth Olympic Festival, in Győr, Hungary.
The 14 year old Irish sprinter crossed the line in 23.81. The gold medal was won by Dutch athlete Sedney Zoë in 23.74, with Joseph Gémima of France taking bronze in 23.89.
Adeleke booked her place in the final after a superb performance in the semi-final, winning in 24:16 and setting a personal best. Even though her time in the final was faster than the semi-final, the wind was over the legal limit.
It is Ireland’s second sprint medal in Gyor, after Patience Jumbo-Gula won bronze in the 100m earlier this week.
Earlier this year, Adeleke also won the Irish National Juvenile Indoor U16 200m title.
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Also Ireland’s Sarah Healy booked her place in the U17 1500m final, after winning her semi-final in 4:40.52.
Ireland’s sprint success this week in Győr, follows Gina Akpe-Moses’ 100m gold medal at the European U20 Championships earlier this month.
The European Youth Olympic Festival will conclude on 29th July. Since the Festival’s inception in 1990 it has become one of the highest ranked European youth events.