Skippers happy with the progression 200 metres after the best season time
Dafne Schippers is happy that they Thursday at the Diamond League in Lausanne in the 200 metres, won in her best time so far this season. The Utrechse find they are in form towards the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in athletics.
Skippers came in Switzerland to a time of 22,10 and had the Ivorian Marie-Josée Ta Lou (22,16) and the American Kyra Jefferson (22,34).
“In advance, I found that it a bit harder. That’s what I did and I am happy with the progression. Now rest in the run-up to the world cup,” said the 25-year-old Skippers at the NOS.
“It was not a perfect race, but it started something more to look at. The last part was a little forced, but it was good for now. I know that I have a little more relaxation should go in the direction of the world cup. That comes by itself.”
Skippers this season internationally is still not the fastest in the 200 metres. Tori Bowie (21,77), Shaunae Miller-Uibo (21,91), Elaine Thompson (21,98), Jefferson (22,02) and Deajah Stevens (22,09) were faster than the Dutch.
Schippers wins the 200 metres in Lausanne
Dafne Schippers won the 200 metres at the Diamond League in Lausanne.
She recorded her best time of the season: 22,10.
Schippers is preparing for the world CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics.
The world championships are next month in London.
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Last month decided Skippers to opt for the NK athletics next week in her hometown of Utrecht. She wants to be as equipped as possible to the start at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS, in August in London.
Unlike some of its competitors appears Skippers at the world championships at the start of both the 100 and 200 metres. For the Dutch is that not more logical.
“I find it weird that that news was, because actually it is normal that you ‘jonathan’ if you sprinter. I think both are fun, so why not? If it physically can, you should do this.”
The world CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics from 4 to 13 August in London. Two years ago, picked up Skippers the world title at the 200 metres.
Skippers will sign off for NK athletics in hometown Utrecht