(August 3) – Dutch athletes Sifan Hassan and Femke Bol have been chosen to represent the Netherlands in various events at the upcoming World Athletics Championships held in Budapest from August 19 to 27.
Hassan, who recently clinched two gold medals and a bronze at the Tokyo Olympic Games, will participate in the 1500m, 5000m, and 10,000m events in Budapest. – Read: Former Alabama G Jahvon Quinerly transfers to Memphis
With an illustrious track record boasting two Olympic golds, two world titles, and two world championship bronzes, Hassan has established herself as one of the premier athletes in her field. She also holds the titles of 1500m World Indoor Champion in 2016 and 1500m European Indoor Champion in 2015.
Meanwhile, Bol, a triple European champion, will be vying for gold in the highly competitive 400m hurdles. Bol recently shattered her own European record with an impressive time of 51.45 seconds.
In addition, she has secured silver medals at the World Championships and the World Indoor Championships, along with a bronze in the 400m hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics. Bol has also claimed European golds in both the 400m and 400m hurdles events.
Bol’s versatility is on full display as she is set to participate in the women’s and mixed 4x400m events in Budapest, mirroring her participation in previous global championships.
Both Hassan and Bol possess exceptional track records and have showcased outstanding performances in recent contests. As they gear up for the World Athletics Championships, the Dutch athletes are poised to vie for more medals on behalf of their nation and solidify their positions as top-tier athletes in their respective disciplines.
The World Athletics Championships will provide a platform for the finest athletes from around the world to demonstrate their skills and compete at the highest level.
Dutch fans eagerly anticipate the performances of Hassan and Bol as they carry the hopes of their nation and compete for glory in multiple events, commencing on August 19.
Dutch team for Budapest
100m: N’Ketia Seedo
200m: Tasa Jiya
400m: Lieke Klaver
1500m: Sifan Hassan
5000m: Sifan Hassan, Maureen Koster
10,000m: Sifan Hassan, Diane van Es
100m hurdles: Maayke Tijn A-Lim, Nadine Visser
400m hurdles: Femke Bol, Cathelijn Peeters
Long jump: Pauline Hondema
Shot put: Jessica Schilder, Alida van Daalen, Jorinde van Klinken
Discus: Jorinde van Klinken
Heptathlon: Sofie Dokter, Emma Oosterwegel, Anouk Vetter
4x100m: Tasa Jiya, Lieke Klaver, Jamile Samuel, N’Ketia Seedo, Marije van Hunenstijn, Nadine Visser
4x400m: Femke Bol, Lisanne de Witte, Lieke Klaver, Cathelijn Peeters, Eveline Saalberg, Zoe Sedney
100m: Raphael Bouju
200m: Taymir Burnet
400m: Liemarvin Bonevacia
1500m: Niels Laros
5000m: Mike Foppen
Marathon: Abdi Nageeye
High jump: Douwe Amels
Pole vault: Menno Vloon
Hammer: Denzel Comenentia
Decathlon: Rik Taam
4x100m: Raphael Bouju, Taymir Burnet, Nsikak Ekpo, Churandy Martina, Xavi Mo-Ajok, Hensley Paulina
4x400m: Terrence Agard, Ramsey Angela, Isayah Boers, Liemarvin Bonevacia, Isaya Klein Ikkink, Nick Smidt
Mixed 4x400m: athletes drawn from men’s and women’s 4x400m pools