Rhasidat Adeleke opts for 400m as Ireland sends top team to European Athletics Championships – The Irish Times

Rhasidat Adeleke has opted for a return to the Olympic Stadium in her quest to win a gold medal at the European Championships. Leading an exciting challenge in the women’s 400 metres, she is part of a large team of 53 Irish athletes taking part in the championships in Rome early next month.

Adeleke, also qualified in the 200 meters, has decided on her now specialized event: the 21-year-old sprinter from Dublin is eager to score something for the Paris Olympic Games, which will be held just over six weeks later.

Joining her in Rome, the championships scheduled for June 7-12, are in-form pair Sharlene Mawdsley and Sophie Becker, and all three have also been selected in exciting 400m relay teams.

They are among the 37 athletes with A standards and qualified relay teams, along with the 16 who have qualified through a ranking position (and achieved a B standard) will be confirmed after European Athletics submits its list classified final on Wednesday.

Previous championship medal winners Thomas Barr (400m hurdles), Ciara Mageean (1,500m) and Mark English (800m) are set to return to European action, while two-time world indoor finalist Sarah Lavin (100m hurdles) will have his sights set. about reaching their second major championship final of the season.

Irish relay teams have enjoyed notable success in world competition over the past 12 months, culminating most recently with the mixed 4x400m team achieving a brilliant bronze at the World Relays in the Bahamas. Four relay teams have been selected with the mixed 4x400m.

In the women’s 1500 metres, Sarah Healy will join Mageean in Rome, Mageean won in Ostrava on Tuesday night in 4:01.98, Healy was second in 4:02.12, while Andrew Coscoran will lead the Irish charge in the men’s 1500 metres. alongside Nick Griggs and Luck McCann. , who achieved a best time of 3:34.32 in Ostrava.

Brian Fay will lead the Irish challenge in the endurance events, with his Raheny clubmate Eric Favors returning from injury as he looks to put together another strong performance in the shot put. In the 2024 edition there will be no marathons, but a half marathon distance.

Irish team, European Athletics Championships, Rome, June 7-12

Rhasidat Adeleke – 400 m, MX 4×400 m, women’s 4×400 m

Ciara Mageean – 1500m

Sarah Lavín – 100mH

Andrés Coscorán – 1500m

Sara Healy – 1500m

Brian Fay – 5,000 m and 10,000 m

Sharlene Mawdsley – 400m, MX 4x400m, women’s 4x400m

Eric’s Favors – Shot

Efrem Gidey – 10,000m

Sophie Becker – 400m, MX 4x400m, women’s 4x400m

English Frame – 800m

Thomas Barr – 400mH, MX 4x400m, men’s 4x400m

Michelle Finn – 3000mSC

Peter Lynch – 10,000m

Lucas McCann – 1500m

Cormac Dalton – 10,000m

Barry Keane – 10,000m

Nick Griggs – 1500m

Anika Thompson – 10,000m

Phil Healy – Women’s 4x400m, Mx 4x400m Reserve

Israel Olatunde – men’s 4x100m

Mark Smyth – men’s 4x100m

Toluwabori Akinola – men’s 4x100m

Marcus Lawler – men’s 4x100m

Colin Doyle – men’s 4x100m

Paul Costelloe – men’s 4x100m

Joseph Ojewumi – Men’s 4x100m 1st reserve

Christopher Sibanda – men’s 4x100m 2nd reserve

Chris O’Donnell – MX 4x400m, men’s 4x400m

Jack Raftery – MX 4x400m, men’s 4x400m

Callum Baird – Men’s 4x400m, Mx 4x400m Reserve

Cillín Greene – men’s 4x400m

Sean Doggett – Men’s 4x400m

Joe Doody – men’s 4x400m

Kelly McGrory – women’s 4x400m

Lauren Cadden – women’s 4x400m

Cliodhna Manning – Reserve 4x400m women

Provisional Teams (pending confirmation by European Athletics):

Ryan Creech – Half Marathon

Israel Olatunde – 100m

Mark Smyth – 200m

Shona Heaslip – Half Marathon

Luisa Shanahan – 800 m

Nicola Tuthill – Hammer

Hiko Tonosa – Half Marathon

Oisin Lane: 20km walk

Roisin Flanagan – 5000m

Emily Kearney – Half Marathon

Finley Daley – 3000mSC

Elizabeth Ndudi – Long jump

Cyan McPhillips – 800m

Jodie McCann – 5000m

Joe Mooney – 20km walk

Cillian Kirwan – 800m

Phil Healy – 200m

Laura Mooney – 10,000m

Jack Raftery – 400m

Jenna Bromell – 800m