Ireland's Rhasidat Adeleke set a new Irish national record in the Women's 400m with a finishing time of 49.07 at the European Championships last night, Monday, June 10.

Adeleke, from Dublin, won the silver medal with her record-setting run, finishing just behind Poland’s Natalia Kaczmarek who took the gold in 48.98.

The fastest race of her life in the biggest race of her life🙌

What a star🤩

Full result:

— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) June 10, 2024

After her medal-winning run, Adeleke told RTÉ Sport: "I'm really, really happy, I'm really blessed.

"All grace to god, my friends, my family, my support team, Athletics Ireland, all the fans in the crowd cheering me on, everybody."

💬 ‘This is my first 400m event of the year and a PB…I’m really excited for the rest of the year’ – Rhasidat Adeleke says after initial disappointment, she is proud of her silver medal with the Olympics on the horizon#Roma2024
📺 Watch on @RTE2 & @RTEplayer

— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) June 10, 2024

Meanwhile, Adeleke’s teammate Sharlene Mawdsley, from Co Tipperary, finished eighth in the same event with a time of 51.59. It was Mawdsley's first championship final as an individual.

One of the leading lights in Irish athletics over the last two years and now 8th IN EUROPE🤩🙌

Take a bow Sharlene Mawdsley👏💚#Roma2024 #IrishAthletics @ask123ie

— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) June 10, 2024

Adeleke and Mawdsley were joined in the top ten by fellow Irish athlete Sophie Becker, the Co Wexford native who placed tenth in the Women's 400m with the second-fastest time of her career.

Irish 400m running in Europe right now🔥🔥🔥

THREE athletes in the top 10 at these championships📈🤯

🌟Rhasidat Adeleke 2nd🥈
🌟Sharlene Mawdsley 8th🤩
🌟Sophie Becker 10th🙌#IrishAthletics #Roma2024

— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) June 10, 2024

Mawdsley and Becker hit the track again on Tuesday morning with Phil Healy, from Co Cork, and Lauren Cadden, from Co Sligo, for round one of the Women's 4x400m Relay.

The quartet, who ran to first place with an overall time of 3:24:81, will now compete in the final on Wednesday, June 12.

A classy run from the quartet, Sharlene waited for the gap to open coming into the home straight & took the win for Ireland👏🍀

⏱️They finish 1st overall 3:24.81

📅 Final up next: Wed 12th @ 8.05pm

Becker 51.64
Healy 51.2
Cadden 52.12
Mawdsley 49.76#Roma2024 @ask123ie

— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) June 11, 2024

In the first round of the Men’s 4x400m Relay on Tuesday morning, the Irish team - Jack Raftery, Christopher O'Donnell, Sean Doggett, and Callum Baird - finished 11th overall with a season's best of 3:04.41.

At 17 years old, Doggett became Ireland’s youngest-ever male athlete to compete at a major track and field championships.

A real effort from the Men's 4x400 with a storming last leg from Callum Baird, but unfortunately not enough to advance to the final, getting bumped out on a non q spot 🇮🇪

⏱️11th overall 3:04.41 SB

Raftery 46.68
O'Donnell 45.26
Doggett 47.33
Baird 45.14#Roma2024 @ask123ie

— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) June 11, 2024

In the Men's 4x100m Relay on Tuesday, the Irish team - Toluwabori Akinola, Mark Smyth, Colin Doyle, and Israel Olatunde - finished 7th in the first heat and 13th overall with a season's best of 39.34.

A solid performance from the Men's 4x100, a SB and .08 off their National Record👏

They would had had to go under their NR to have progressed to the final

⏱️7th in heat 1/13th overall 39.34 SB

Akinola 10.94
Smyth 9.41
Doyle 9.75
Olatunde 9.24#Roma2024 @ask123ie

— Athletics Ireland (@irishathletics) June 11, 2024

Later on Tuesday, Anika Thompson and Laura Mooney will compete in the Women’s 10,000m final.