Thirteen-year-old Molly Mayne has won a bronze medal in the 200m breaststroke at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Baku.

The Templeogue swimmer finished in a time of 2'30.76, three seconds behind second-placed Justine Delmas of France. Russian Evgenilia Chikunova won gold in 2'24.15.

Mayne had qualified third fastest for the final and maintained that form with a superb performance.

"It feels great – I'm so happy it’s all I wanted, so it’s the best," an elated Mayne said after the race.

"At first I thought I was fourth but then I looked again and saw that I got the bronze and I was just so happy!"

"I went out efficient and controlled trying to build into the wall a little bit. My coach said my turns were the quickest, so I tried to keep that, and I worked my pull outs on every turn. 

"The second 50 I built it a bit, third 50 I pushed it and had a hard build, and the last 50 I just rang it back and gave it my all. On the third 50 I saw the girl next to me in lane two, I knew she was on my feet, so I just tried to get power out of every kick and gave it my all."

Mayne will be in action again tomorrow morning, competing in the 100m Breaststroke.

The EYOF is a European event for athletes aged 14-18 that runs every two years.

Following her sensational gold medal in the 100m on Monday, Rhasidat Adeleke was also in action again this morning.

She dominated her heat in the Girl's 200m to win with a time of 24.36, booking her place in tomorrow's final with the joint second fastest time.