Schippers ‘wonderful feeling’ to the final 200 metres

Schippers ‘wonderful feeling’ to the final 200 metres

Dafne Schippers placed himself Thursday night in a convincing way for the final of the 200 metres at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS of athletics in London. The 25-year-old athlete was to speak about her race.

“This gives a wonderful feeling”, said Schippers after the NOS. “A semi final is tough, but you got to get through this.”

Schippers won her heat convincingly in a time of 22,49. “The time is okay for this moment, but tomorrow it can be a little bit harder.”

“The last piece I could save energy, because the times now still not out,” said the 25-year-old Utrecht. “We are going to analyze what can be done better, but it is now recovering. Tomorrow we have to make it harder.”

The Dutch finds himself Friday is not the big favorite. “I’m one of the favorites. In the finals, everyone’s favorite.”

Just as the Skippers came Shaunae Miller-Uibo from the Bahamas to a time of 22,49. Côte d’ivoire Marie-Josée Ta Lou (22,50) was one hundredth slower, and walked the third time in the semi-finals.


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Friday night at 22.50 hours the final of the 200 metres on the program. Skippers will not have to do with olympic champion Elaine Thompson, who is not in action will come. Tori Bowie, who is in London gold picked up in the 100 meters, onbreekt due to an injury.

Schippers surprised two years ago at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Beijing with gold in the 200 metres in a stunning time of 21,63. When she was still only just switched from the decathlon to the sprint. The following year, she conquered the silver medal in the 200 metres at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

In the 100 metres took Skippers Sunday, already a bronze medal. They will come later this week also in action in the 4×100 metres relay.

Skippers convincingly to the final 200 metres

Skippers with playful ease to the final 200 metres.


A disappointment for Douma. He goes right for the finish line in the 1500 meter down.

Sifan Hassan is smiling across the finish line in her series on the 5000 metres.

Sanne Verstegen in action at the series of the 800 metres.

Susan Krumins puts himself easily for the finals in the 5000 meters.

Sanne Verstegen squeezes everything out on the 800 metres.

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