Nadine Visser lost a medal in the European 100m hurdles final on Sunday. The 27-year-old Dutchman was a hundredth of a second at the bronze medal in Munich.
Visser crossed the finish line in 12.75 seconds, narrowly ahead of Switzerland’s Detaji Kaponge. The gold went to the Polish Pia Skrzyszowska (12.53) and the silver went to Luca Kozák of Hungary (12.69).
Earlier in the evening, Visser qualified for the final for the fourth time. Then it clocked 12.74. The other two Dutch players, Maayke Tjin-a-Lim and Zoë Sedney, were stuck in the semi-finals.
Never before has a Dutch woman won a European Championship medal in the 100m hurdles. In 1946 and 1950, there was gold for Fanny Blankers-Koen in the 80-meter hurdles, a distance that no longer exists. In 1938, Kitty ter Braake took the bronze medal in this segment.
Visser is not at the best stage of her career due to a hamstring injury earlier in the year. Last month, she also took medals at the World Championships in Athletics in Eugene, USA. She didn’t even make it to the final with a time of 12.66. Its best is 12.51.
“I haven’t been able to do enough good training,” Wesser said disappointedly to NOS After taking fourth place in Munich. “My hamstrings are back in play again after the World Cup and I haven’t been able to do hurdles training for two weeks. I’m still feeling fit here and my starts were much better than in the semi-finals, but I couldn’t speed up in the last part. I fell short.”
Nadine Visser finished outside the top three.
High jumper Wermann also finished fourth in his European Championship debut
Almost simultaneously with Visser, high jumper Britt Weerman also ranked fourth. However, the 19-year-old Dutchman can look back on her successful debut at the European Championships, where she qualified for the final on Friday.
Weerman exceeded a height of 1.93 meters in the final battle, and then three unsuccessful attempts at a height of 1.95 meters. Bronze medalist Angelina Topek also overtook 1.93 metres, but made fewer errors than her Dutch opponent.
The gold went to Yaroslava Mahuchikh, who exceeded 1.95 meters. This also applies to Maria Vukovic of Montenegro, who gave the same performance, but, like Wehrmann, scored more failed attempts.
The Netherlands finished the European Athletics Championships with six medals: four gold and two bronze. Fimke Ball was eye-catching with three gold medals (400m, 400 hurdles, and 4 x 400 relay).
Brett Wehrmann can look back on his very successful debut at the European Championships.
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