Van Rhijn will be dethroned as the world champion at 100 metres
Marlou van Rhijn is dethroned as world champion in the 100 meter (T44 class). The paralympic athlete was the gold in London at the British Sophie Kamlish.
Van Rhijn finished in 13,20 seconds. She was a lot slower than Kamlish that 12,92 ended. The bronze was for Nyoshia Cain from Trinidad & Tobago (13,25). Marlene van Gansewinkel finished seventh in a time of 13,65.
Van Rhijn (25) won at the Paralympic Games last year in Rio de Janeiro gold medal in the 100 metres. She is a two-time title holder in the 200 metres. In 2013 and 2015, she won the world title.
“This feels like gold to lose,” said Van Rhijn after her race. “I came here to win, also had the idea that I was good enough to do that. I have this year, again all in my training, changed, train with a new coach, so perhaps this tournament to be just a little too early.”
Ronald Duke won world CHAMPIONSHIP silver in the long jump (T44). He came to a distance of 6,94 m. Only the German Markus Rehm reached on (8,00 m).
“Silver is the place where I come from on this time,” said Duke, who last year at the Rio 2016 also second. “Rehm is at this moment well, I had only hoped the hole with him a little further to be able to close.”