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Schippers calls the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in London successful with two medals

Schippers calls the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in London successful with two medals

Dafne Schippers has two medals as the goal for the world CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics, who about a week and a half starting in London. The 25-year-old Dutch runs in the British capital the 100 metres, the 200 metres and the 4×100 metres relay.

“If I come home with two medals, my world cup success. At least two, with the relay team, we also have a shot at glory”, says Schippers Tuesday in the centre Papendal, without a color to want to call. “Although, if I have to choose between two bronze or one time gold then I will go for once gold.”

At the previous world cup two years ago in Beijing, did Schippers actually two paste to conquer. At the 200 metres, there was gold and the 100 metres silver.

At the shortest distance at that time was only the Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce faster. They are missing in London because she is pregnant. Biggest competitor of Skippers seems to Elaine Thompson, who is also from Jamaica, shows that the 200 meter shooting.

“Thompson and the American Tori Bowie are my biggest competitors”, says Schippers. “But I exclude no one. In a final, everyone is good. There can always be someone to stand up, as others perhaps two years ago, is not expected of me.”

Press conference athletes in the run-up to world cup

The Dutch athletes were Tuesday, their press conference in the run-up to the world CHAMPIONSHIPS next month in London.
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Dafne Schippers is going to be in London for two medals.
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“Although, if I have to choose between two bronze or one time gold then I will go for once gold,” said Schippers.
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Nadine Visser is one of the three Dutch zevenkampers to London.
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Uhuru Eelco Sintnicolaas for a medialle on the world cup.
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Slower times

On the basis of the times so far this season is Skippers not well-liked in the sprintnummers. Her best season time in the 200 metres is, for example, 22,10, while they are in Beijing and became world champion in 21,63.

However, Skippers are not concerned, because the slower time is a logical consequence of a different way of training. Under her new trainer, the American Rana Reider, the focus is more on the big tournaments than under Bart Bennema, that her up to and including the Olympic Games last year in Rio de Janerio hosted.

“Bart, I got meanwhile more rest so that I could also peaks at other races and there until better times came. Under Rana, I get only rests now the world CHAMPIONSHIPS are approaching. And now, I notice immediately that I quickly harder go.”

Get used

In the beginning had Skippers have to get used to the tough times. “I thought: is this really my time? But in the course of the year I can let go. Rana said that it would, and that I rely on. I feel now that it is getting faster. I feel like in the world cup.”

The world CHAMPIONSHIPS in London begin on Friday, August 3, and last until Sunday 12 August. On Saturday 4 August Schippers for the first time in action. She then runs the series of the 100 metres. A day later, the semi-finals and the final.

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