At the Pavo Nurmi Games in Turku, Finland, the Dutch Joris van Goul, Toni van Diepen and Nadine Visser secured a podium place on their part. The athletes won the 100m, 800m and 100m hurdles medals respectively.
In the 100-meter series, Joris van Goul ran for the second time for 10.34 seconds, enough to qualify for the final fight later in the evening. In the final, the Dutchman again took second place with a time of 10.38 seconds, behind Nigeria’s Raymond Ikefu, who was also the fastest in the semi-finals. However, Van Goul did not reach the World Cup limit of 10.05 seconds.
The outstanding man in the 800 metres, Tony van Diepen couldn’t live up to his favorite role from a distance. The Dutchman had a time of 1.44.24 and was second behind Britain’s Max Borgen. He became the fourth fastest Dutchman ever at this distance. Only Bram Som, Rob Drobers and Marco Kors ran the 800m faster.
In the women’s race, both Nadine Visser and Zoe Sidney chased the 100m hurdles with a maximum of 12.84sec for the World Cup. In the first heat, Visser ran exactly the required time, but Sedney was still short a tenth of a second. In the final, Visser improved herself with a time of 12.72, finishing third behind Toby Amosan of Nigeria and Brittany Anderson of Jamaica. Sedney was 13.07 seconds off the World Cup time and was eighth.
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