Van Rhijn for the third time in a row world champion at 200 metres
Marlou van Rhijn has for the third time in a row the world title at the 200 metres captured. The paralympic athlete, published in the T43/44 class, was Sunday the fastest in London.
The silver went to the German Irmgard Bensusan and Sara Andres Barrio from Spain got bronze. Van Rhijn, also world champion in 2013 and 2015, had Monday silver caught in the 100 metres.
In the 200 meters was the Dutch, in the pouring rain in London, to a time of 26,02 seconds. “It is incredible to the 200 metres to win. And it is extra special to be in the stadium to do what I do my first big title win,” says Van Rhijn.
The Dutch pulled out in 2012, gold at the Paralympic Games in London. “I was like the 100 metres want to win, but that wasn’t possible. Now I have to remember to go to work to get even faster times to go for a walk.”
The world cup sitting there after Sunday. The Dutch team got one gold, five silver and one bronze medal.