Program day 8 world CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics: Schippers and Sintnicolaas on medaillejacht

Program day 8 world CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics: Schippers and Sintnicolaas on medaillejacht

The eighth day of the world CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics in London should be the highlight of the year for Dafne Schippers. The Dutch run to the final of the 200 metres and is the topfavoriete for gold. In the men begins uhuru Eelco Sintnicolaas the hunt for a medal.

After her semi-final battle at the 200 meter wanted to Skippers themselves not explicitly in the role, but on paper they do. The Utrecht made in the series and the semi-finals an excellent impression and of the olympic podium in Rio de Janeiro, she is the only one that is still in the race.

The Jamaican Elaine Thompson (gold in Rio) let the 200 metres shoot and the American Tori Bowie (bronze) is injured. If Skippers actually gold pack, then that is the third Dutch world title ever in athletics. Polsstokhoogspringer Rens Blom was the first in 2005, followed by the gold of the Captains in 2015.

The series of the 100 meter hurdles on Friday colored orange, because there are less than that of Dutch women at the start: Nadine Visser, ,, Baker and Sally Boons. The 22-year-old Fisherman was also already in the pentathlon and decathlon, where they merit as the seventh ended. The fifth Dutch woman Friday in action is Sanne Verstegen in the semi-finals of the 800 meters.


Skippers after placement final 200 metres: “I’m not here to lose’


For Sintnicolaas are Friday the first five parts of the decathlon on the program. The Time, in 2010 the silver medal at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, it starts with confidence in the world because he is in may with an English record, second was at the prestigious combined events in the Austrian Götzis. In London, he hopes his first world CHAMPIONSHIP medal in the prize, after he was a year ago, has seriously considered stopping.

The 30-year-old Sintnicolaas is not the only Dutchman in the pentathlon and decathlon. The 24-year-old Pieter Braun has placed itself. Two years ago, Braun twelfth at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Beijing. Sintnicolaas his best world cup performance, his fifth place in 2011 and 2013.

The third Dutch man who Friday in action is Richard Douma in the semi-finals of the 1500 meters. The first world cup adventure of the North-Hollander seemed Thursday in a dramatic way to end, because he just before the finish onderuitging compromised. The Dutch atletiekunie protested, and with success. The 24-year-old Douma may Friday, still hope for a place in the final.

Program day 8 (Dutch time)

11.00 am: pentathlon and Decathlon, 100 meters (men): Eelco Sintnicolaas, Peter Braun
11.10: Qualifying discus throw (women)
11.45 am: Series 100 meter hurdles (women): Nadine Visser,,, Bakker, Eefje Boons
12.05 pm: pentathlon and Decathlon, long jump (men): Eelco Sintnicolaas, Peter Braun
12.15 pm: Qualification high jump (men)
12.35 pm: Qualifying discus throw (women)
13.55 pm: pentathlon and Decathlon, shot put (men): Eelco Sintnicolaas, Peter Braun

18.00: Decathlon, high jump (Men): Eelco Sintnicolaas, Peter Braun
20.05 pm: Semi-finals 100 meter hurdles (women): Nadine Visser,,, Bakker, Eefje Boons
20.10 pm: Finals long jump (women)
20.35 pm: Semi-finals 800 meters (women): Sanne Verstegen
21.10 hrs: Semi-final 1500 m (men): Richard Douma
21.30: Final kogelslingen (men)
21.45 pm: pentathlon and Decathlon, 400 m (men): Eelco Sintnicolaas, Peter Braun
22.25 pm: Finals 3000 meter Steeple (women)
22.50 hours: Final 200 metres (women): Dafne Schippers

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