Great Britain's Adam Gemili took the gold medal in the 100m event at the European U23 Athletics Championships in Finland. 

The teenager, who competed at the 2012 London Olympic Games, managed to beat off rivals such as teammate Deji Tobais to win in a time of 10.20 seconds, slightly slower than his personal best of 10.05 seconds.

And the time was off slight disappointment to Gemili who spoke to BBC Sport after the race and said:  "The time is a little disappointing because I didn't execute my race as well as I could, but I'm happy with a gold medal." 

His time was also outside that of the qualifying standard for the World Championships in Moscow, which stands at 10.15 seconds. However, there is still a chance he will make the team, depending on the selectors discretion.

The sprinter who plys his trade for Blackheath and Bromley Harriers famously used to play football for Chelsea and Reading as well as League Two's Dagenham and Redbridge, before making the switch to athletics.

Adam Gemili will look to earn more silverware as he takes on the 200m at the same Championships later on in the competition. 


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