A Nigerian born Irish speed racer Rhasidat Adeleke has shown again the most populous black nation has bundle of talents.
Rhasidat Adeleke who is 16 years old is an athlete who represented Ireland in the recently held European Youth Olympics (EYOF) in Baku, Azerbaijan and she won a gold medal in the women's 100m final.
This win will be Adeleke's first gold medal as she crossed the line comfortably in a time of 11.70 seconds ahead of Johanna Klymanen (Finland) and Cheyenne Kuhn (Germany).
The Dubliner had won a silver medal in the last edition of the EYOF in 2017. She also competed in the 200m and won gold. Adeleke also won a bronze medal in the Girl’s 4 x 100m.
An ecstatic Adeleke said of her win: “I just felt like I got a decent enough start. I tried to execute my race doing what my coach told me to – just drive, drive, drive. And hopefully by 60m I would try to pull away, and I think what I did. This is what I’ve been praying for all season, and to get the gold – I’m so happy. I’m ecstatic.”
Celebrating Adeleke's victory is Nigerian lady who won a seat as a councillor in Dublin, Yemi Adenuga. She shared the good news of the teenager's win while showing her off with the hashtag #proudlyNigerian, #proudyIrish. See her post below:
Yemi Adenuga before her election as a councillor in Dublin was a broadcaster. She is happily married to Nollywood actor Yemi Adenuga, both based in Dublin, Ireland.
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