Oaklands alumni makes first Olympic final for a British female since 2008

Daryll Neita ran a personal best on an impressive run to the 100m Olympic finals.


Oaklands College alumni Daryll Neita made history this weekend, by becoming the first British female since 2008 to make an Olympic 100m final. 

Daryll, who studied at Oaklands College in 2013/14 shocked the athletics world this weekend, when her Personal Best sub-11 second semi-final run propelled her into the coveted women’s 100m final.

Daryll’s history-making performance made her the first British women to qualify for an Olympic 100m final since Jeanette Kwakye in 2008.

Speaking to the BBC after her final performance, Daryll said: “It wasn’t the race I wanted, but it’s still an amazing achievement. I feel like I belong in a final, so going forward the mentality has really grown.”

Daryll was one of four former Oaklands Wolves Athletics Academy members competing at the Tokyo 2020 games.

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