With opponents such as Jamaica, the United States, Great Britain, France and surprising world champion Italy, the Dutch sprinters were not so lucky in this series.
Additionally, the Quartet had to deal with an earlier disappointment by canceling the injured Jamil Samuel. Schippers are also far from fit, as evidenced by her disappointing elimination in the 200m semi-final.
From hunter to captain
In the relay, things almost went wrong when switching between starting runner Visser and Schippers. Schippers had to fall back, and make up a lot, but then saw Sidney give up the top of the field at the end in a row.
With fifth, the final seemed out of sight, but 42.81 was still enough to qualify for the final based on time. We made it unnecessarily exciting for ourselves,” said the relaxed start runner Visser. “But of course this is very beautiful.”
Schippers wanted to explain exactly what went wrong with the first switch. “We usually run the straight line. But on this track the bend is a bit longer and that made me part of a second Too early. Then I had to hit the brakes hard. But then I went full speed.”
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