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Skippers to semi-finals 200 meters, Boekelman reached final shot put

Skippers to semi-finals 200 meters, Boekelman reached final shot put

Dafne Schippers has Tuesday convincingly placed for the semi-finals of the 200 metres at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS of athletics in London. Tori Bowie, possibly the biggest competitors of the Dutch, joined just before its series. Melissa Boekelman reached the final of the shot put.

The 25-year-old Skippers won with force majeure its series in 22,63 and that was of all seven of the series the fastest time. The semifinals are Thursday at 22.05 hours and the final is a day later at 22.50 hours.

Schippers ran in her series of quick and large lead and could afford in the last meters, a lot of forces to spare. She looked several times, but saw that the competition was near.

After seven series it appeared that the Skippers the best time of all contestants had walked. Shaunae Miller-Uibo klokte the second time with with 22.69 and côte d’ivoire Marie-Josée Ta Lou, winner of the silver medal in the 100 meters, turned on the third time down: 22,70.

The Utrecht is titelverdedigster on the double sprint distance, after her gold two years ago at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Beijing.

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Schippers saw after turn, not competitors

Bowie

Schippers has on paper a better chance in the 200 metres than in the 100 meters, the distance at which they Sunday bronze medal. Especially now that Bowie himself has reported.

The 26-year-old American, who 21,77 the best season time behind her name, and on Sunday-gold picked up on the 100 meters, said earlier that she was apprehensive about participating in the 200 metres.

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson, who with a fifth place, a major disappointment in the 100 meters, let the 200 metres also shoot. From the stage last year in Rio de Janeiro is, therefore, now only Skippers still in the race.

Day 5 world CHAMPIONSHIPS athletics

The supreme Dafne Schippers has all the time in order to look in her series of the 200 metres.
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“This felt so simple. However, that is a very nice feeling,” said Schippers immediately after after her 200 metres.
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Schippers saw her large unsecured Bowie just before the start of the 200 meter cancel.
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Isaac Makwala should not start in the final of the 400 meters, because he is sick.
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Melissa Boekelman in action during the qualification of the shot put.
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Boekelman are celebrating after achieving the final in the shot put.
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Boekelman

Boekelman pushed in her third attempt, a distance of 17,88 m and that was enough for a ninth place finish in the qualifiers. The best twelve went through to the final battle.

The 28-year-old South Holland, and in 2006 it was world champion under-20, but the real breakthrough remained long. Last year she was in Rio de Janeiro finally has her olympic debut, and this was her debut at a world cup.

Wednesday night is the final battle with the best twelve kogelstootsters. Boekelmans will be her personal record of 18,66 m should improve in the near of the stage to come.

The Chinese Lijiao Gong was in the qualifications to be the best with a distance from 18.97 meters.

800 metres

Pierre-Ambroise Bosse picked up surprisingly the gold in the 800 metres. The Frenchman won in a time of 1.44,67, the Pole Adam Kszczot (second) and the Kenyan Kipyegon Bett (third).

Nijel Amos from Botswana was the big favorite, but came in the final leg deficit and eventually had to settle for a fifth place.

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Program day 5 world CHAMPIONSHIPS athletics: Skippers begin hunting on second medal

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