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Simon Harris supports athlete Rhasidat Adeleke in wake of online abuse

After Rhasidat Adeleke, the three-time European medallist, endured abuse in recent months, her coach Edrick Floréal revealed it to her, and Taoiseach Simon Harris advised her not to allow “online cowards” impact her, reports Breaking News.

During an incredible week in Rome at the European Championships, Adeleke won gold in the mixed 4x400m relay, silver in the women’s 4x400m relay, and silver in the solo 400m.

However, Floréal addressed remarks made online during the World Athletics Relays last month, in which she assisted Ireland in qualifying for the Olympics, in an interview with Q102’s Weekend Sports Breakfast, reports Breaking News.

One of Ireland’s best chances for a medal at the Paris Games is Adeleke, a 21-year-old Tallaght native with enormous potential, but she has to deal with some hurtful remarks on social media.

In a post on X, the Taoiseach reaffirmed Adeleke’s inspirational status to the sprinting sensation, after inviting a few of her teammates from the relay squad into his office on Friday.

“Rhasidat Adeleke is not only a world-class champion, she is a world-class person. You have inspired a nation this week, especially young girls & boys. You are class, so please do not let online cowards bring you down. You are Ireland and Ireland could not be more proud of you,” reports Breaking News.

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