Dafne Schippers emphasized that it takes time to get back on its top level. The two-time world champion in the 200 metres has just begun the outdoor season there, which she hopes to peak at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in athletics in Doha.
“I’m spicy is injured; in the past nine weeks, I have but one time in the starting block, sat down, and real snelheidstraining can do,” said Schippers Tuesday at Papendal on a press conference for the FBK Games on Sunday 9 June.
Just before the european CHAMPIONSHIPS indoor in march fell to the Skippers of the stairs, with her back popped. She was patched up and dashed off to the european CHAMPIONSHIPS indoor in Glasgow to silver in the 60 metres, but on a training camp in early april shot the pain in her back, and began a laborious period of construction.
“I have a lot of general exercises to enable the body to recover, but sprints at speed was not possible. The tempootjes I had to easy to do,” said the 26-year-old Utrecht.
Saturday ran Skippers in the Flemish Oordegem her first competitions. They klokte 11,38 in the 100 metres and 22,98 in the 200 metres. “It was to get to it, just a game off the cuff to myself a snelheidsprikkel. Because I am now pain free and can the full.”
Dafne Schippers in the european CHAMPIONSHIP in athletics last year in Berlin, where she is the silver medal in the 200 metres and bronze in the 100 metres. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Have games need for rhythm’
The next contest of Captains is Thursday the Diamond League in Stockholm, where they the 200 meter runs. “I have to be realistic, I can now no toptijden walk. So I don’t expect to 21.6. But I’ve got races need to get into the rhythm. I hope from now on every match again a lot quicker and stronger.”
The world cup is because of the extreme summer heat in Qatar is moved to the end of september, beginning of October. “It’s weird that it’s so late, but also understandable. In August it is not to do, that would be even irresponsible. But you have to keep in mind in your planning,” says Schippers.
“The focus remains at 100 and 200 meters, and I do, in principle, also the 4×100 relay team. I would of course very much like for the third time in a row world champion in the 200 meters; that is, as yet, no athlete accomplished.”
Schippers hopes to be back near her best times to come. The 10,81 on the 100 and the 21,63 on the 200 are already of four years ago. “Those times are always in the back of my mind, even though I know the circumstances are decisive. But if I could choose, then at least a world title. Remember that the people.”
In the run-up to the world cup in Qatar is the Utrecht also in action at the FBK Games in Hengelo (100 metres) and the Diamond League races in Lausanne (100 metres), Monaco (200 metres) and London (100 metres).