'Phenomenon' Rhasidat Adeleke could win a medal at World Athletics Championships - Eamonn Coghlan

Rhasidat Adeleke could medal in the 400m at the World Athletics Championships, according to Eamonn Coghlan. 

The Dubliner, who won Ireland's first world gold 40 years ago this week, expects big things from Irish record holders Adeleke and Andrew Coscoran,   

who, along with Ciara Mageean, Sarah Lavin, and Brian Fay, have all run times in the last six weeks that would qualify them for next year's Olympic  

"Rhasidat Adeleke is a 20-year-old phenomenon, who I think we’re going to see great things from over the next five, six, and seven years,"  

Coghlan told RTÉ Sport of the US college champion, who has cut almost a second and a half off the 400m Irish record in the last year  

Her rawness will solidify over the following two or three years. But she thinks she can defeat the world's best.  

I see her in the final if she's emotionally and physically fresh from her college season and becoming pro.  

She's a racer who wins. Her wins come with times, so if she brings that into the 400 meter final, she may medal."  


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