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Skippers pride that they are bronze moisture after bad luck at the start

Skippers pride that they are bronze moisture after bad luck at the start

Dafne Schippers is very happy with her bronze medal Sunday at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS of athletics in London. The Dutch had bad luck at the start, but knew to her joy to fight back in the race.

“When I started, clicked the block a little bit lower and so I had not more pressure”, said Schippers shortly after her race in front of the camera of NUsport. “Fortunately I was able to fight back. I am very happy with it. But the start was called bales. I may have had able to win.”

The 24-year-old Skippers, who finished in 10,96, would not let himself be fooled by the bad luck. “The only thing I could do was walk, walk and walk. Just my own race and then see where I stand.”

Because Skippers all the way on the outside in lane 9 ran, she had no eye on the competition. “That was really sucks. When I crossed the finish came I had no idea what I had done. I looked at the board and luckily, I was third.”

Only the American Tori Bowie (10,85) and the Ivorian Marie-It Ta Lou (10,86) were faster than Schippers. It was striking that the towering favorite, Elaine Thompson, who last year olympic champion, was in fifth place (10,96).

“That Thompson fifth was also for me a huge surprise. And also that Ta Lou second, all she has this season to show that they are hard.”

Skippers sprint to world cup-bronze in 100 meters

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Dafne Schippers takes after her race in the 100 metres, the congratulations of bronze-meerkampster Anouk Vetter.
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Skippers celebrated her third place in the 100 meter along with her family.
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After a strong final sprint came Schippers, third across the finish line in the 100 metres.
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Exciting period

For Boaters, it is the second time that they have a world cup medal takes on the 100 metres. Two years ago in Beijing she conquered the silver medal at the most publicized showdown, and won the later gold in the 200 metres. Her new coach Rana Reider has this season’s tailored to a peak during the world cup.

“I feel the last couple of weeks that the top form,” said Schippers. “But it’s an exciting period. You have to trust that everything is going well. Rana can also be really that fire in me to do that I need for such a final.”

Later this week Schippers in the 200m back for a medal and on the basis of the 100 metres, she has confidence that you will succeed. “My second piece for the 100 metres was just really really good. Hopefully I feel that will be in the 200 meters also.”

The series of the 200 meters for the women on Thursday. Friday night the semi-finals and the final on the program.

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Skippers sprint cleverly to world cup-bronze in 100 meters

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