European U/20 Silver for Yemi Mary John

Just two and a half months after her first ever race over 400m, Yemi Mary John placed 2nd in the European Junior Championships in Tallinn, Estonia. Mary comfortably won her heat in 53.85 secs, then ran a personal best of 53.17 secs to win her semi-final and recorded another p.b. to win her silver medal in the final with 53.06 secs. The race was won by the Polish athlete Kornelia Lesiewicz, who had won the other semi-final, with 52.46 secs. Mary finished ahead of two Russian athletes competing as Authorised Neutral athletes, each of whom boasted superior personal bests entering the competition. Yemi Mary will have another season in the U/20 age group next year.

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