Skippers with fifth time to the final 100 metres world CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics
Dafne Schippers has Sundays placed for the final of the 100 metres at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in athletics. The Dutch finished second in her semi-final and that was enough to continue.
Schippers, who ran in the first of three semi-finals, put up a time of 10,98 in the Olympic Stadium in London. In the series on Saturday klokte Skippers 11,08, even though they were not full.
Only côte d’ivoire Marie-Josée Ta Lou (10,87) was in the first semi-final rapper than the 25-year-old Skippers. The number one and two in each semi-final went anyway, plus the three tijdsnelsten of all other sprintsters.
Across the entire field seen ran Skippers the fifth time. Except Ta Lou were the Jamaican Elaine Thompsen (10,84), the Brazilian Rosangela Santos (10,91) and the American Tori Bowie (10,91) faster.
Skippers to final 100 metres
Skippers started in the first semi-final.
The Dutch finished second.
The final of the 100 metres is on Sunday evening at 22.50 hrs (Dutch time) walked.
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The final of the 100 metres is on Sunday evening at 22.50 hrs (Dutch time) walked. Skippers start in lane nine, just like last summer, during her olympic race on the shortest sprint distance.
Two years ago at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in Beijing captured the Utrecht silver medal in the 100 metres. The gold went to Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who because of her pregnancy does not participate in the world cup.
The 25-year-old Thompson won last year with olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro. The silver was for Bowie, and Schippers was fifth.
Later this week is Skippers still in the 200 metres and the 4×100 metres with the Dutch estafetteploeg. At the 200 metres, she is the defending champion. Thompson, who at the double sprint distance gold picked up in Rio, let the 200 metres shoot.
Program day 3 world CHAMPIONSHIPS athletics: Schippers is going for first medal