“I was very surprised by the time because the weather was not good and I stumbled on the last hurdle,” Paul said afterwards. Looking forward to the rest of the season. After that, I will participate in the Dutch championships in preparation for the World Championships in Athletics. After that I hope to do well in the European Championships, so it will be a very busy summer, but I am ready to chase fast times and medals.”
Paul’s coach, Laurent Moyle, looked at the race with relief. This was a very good race from Fimky. She started fast and had some trouble switching to her other leg in the last hurdles. With this you could have won by three tenths. The weather in Oslo was not ideal and the opposition was light as well. We keep trying different tactics and learn from that.”
Koster sharpens time, Samuel to European Athletics Championships
Maureen Koster improved her 5,000m in torrential rain at the time by more than six seconds to reach a personal best of 15.00.64. She already has a World Cup limit in her pocket. Jamil Samuel qualified by 23.05 (+1.1 wind) in the 200 meters for the European Athletics Championships in Munich, which will take place a month after the World Cup in Munich. Olympic 400m finalist Liemarvin Bonevacia was struggling with sensitive hamstrings after a stellar 200m last week in Geneva, which left him with some uncertainty at the double distance in Oslo.
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Moyle explains that Liemarvin still lacked absolute speed in the first two hundred metres. This is because he was not able to perform enough rehearsals at full speed after his injury in March. I’m still seeing progress and Saturday has a new opportunity in very warm conditions in Paris.” Ramsey Angela and Nick Smedt didn’t play a significant role in the 400m. Angela ran a messy race and finished last at 50.21, Smidt came from lane 1 to 49.77 .
Fourth Dutch record for a Schilder kicker this season
Jessica Schilder continues to get better at throwing. After her previous three Dutch outdoor records earlier this season in Portugal, Hengelo and the Czech Republic, the 23-year-old Volendam came 27cm further than the Dutch record she set last Tuesday in Kladno in a Diamond League match. In Oslo on Thursday evening, where it reached a height of 19 meters. On her first attempt, Schilder already reached 19.46 metres. She proves to be at her best distances in several other attempts: 19.38 metres, 19.00 metres.
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Schilder only had to tolerate American Chase Ellie with 20.13m in Oslo, who won the silver medal during the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade in March. Schilder won a surprising bronze medal there. The winner from Belgrade Oriol Dongmo came third in Oslo.
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