In addition to being an Olympic champion, Hasan was also a World Cup champion, so she had nothing to lose in the United States. However, she built her race calmly and decisively, in order to get a good starting position against Gedi (Ethiopia) in particular, who can already be considered one of Hassan’s biggest rivals beforehand.
Hassan stayed for a long time at the back of the field, but with just under 1,600m to run, she struggled cautiously her way forward. She only launched her last attack in the last round. From fifth place, 400 meters became nerve-wracking, after which the Dutch wanted to finish the famous final race. It didn’t work, because in addition to the Jedi, the Kenyan duo Helen O’Berry and Margaret Cherlimo Hassan were very fast.
Angela and Smedt to semi-finals 400 hurdles
Angela Ramsey and Nick Smidt smashed their way through the 400m hurdles series at the World Championships in Athletics in Eugene. The Dutch athletes were in the top four in their qualifying and went straight to the semi-finals.
Angela finished second in his series in 49.62. He ceded a second to the winner. American Khalifa Rosser scored 48.62 points. Smedt finished fourth in his fight with a time of 49.80. Brazilian Alison dos Santos won the race with a time of 49.41 seconds.
Norway’s Carsten Warholm qualified for the semi-finals by winning the qualifiers with a score of 49.34. Warholm is the defending champion, Olympic champion and world record holder. He suffered an injury in the run-up to the World Cup in Eugene, which made it uncertain whether he would look fit and sharp at first.
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