Tuesday 17 September 2019

Adeleke's second gold as Mayne makes final

Youth Olympics

Rhasidat Adeleke. Photo: Sportsfile
Rhasidat Adeleke. Photo: Sportsfile

Cathal Dennehy

The medals kept coming for the Irish at the European Youth Olympics Festival in Baku, Azerbaijan yesterday, spearheaded by Rhasidat Adeleke who completed a superb sprint double.

The 16-year-old clocked 23.92 to win the girls’ 200m yesterday, adding to her 100m title earlier in the week when the Tallaght athlete clocked 11.70 for gold.

Elsewhere, cyclist Darren Rafferty was the highest Irish finisher on the fourth day of action, coming home eighth in the boys’ road race, 1:42 adrift of the winner in the 75km event.

In the girls’ road race, Aoife O’Brien was the top Irish finisher in 47th with Erin Creighton 48th and Caoimhe May 72nd.

Less than 24 hours after winning bronze in the 200m breaststroke, swimmer Molly Mayne advanced to the 100m breaststroke final, finishing second in her semi-final in 1:10.97. The final will take place at 2.36pm Irish time today.

Back on the track, Róisín O’Reilly was in action in the 2,000m steeplechase, where she finished 18th. 

Tommy Connolly bowed out of the boys’ 800m after finishing fifth in his heat in 1:57.25.

Aoife O’Sullivan advanced to the girls’ high jump final after a clearance of 1.75 metres.

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