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Relay splits: Femke Bol splits 49.58 secs; Dutch set CR to win 4×400 in Istanbul

Femke Bol anchors The Netherlands to win at the European Championships

Netherlands’ Femke Bol led her team to a dominant victory in the women’s 4x400m relay race at the 2023 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Istanbul, winning two gold medals in the process. The final relay splits for the race took place over the weekend.

Bol, the World and Olympic 400m hurdles medalist, delivered a blistering anchor leg, clocking the fastest split of the day at 49.58 seconds, securing a new championship record of 3:25.66. – Read more: Femke Bol smashes World Indoor 400m record

Her training parner Lieke Klaver was also in top form form as she ran the second-fastest time overall with 50.67 seconds, while Eveline Saalberg and Cathelijn Peeters also put out solid performances to set up Bol’s heroics.

Italy finished second with a national record time of 3:28.61, thanks in part to Ayomide Folorunso’s fastest split of the day (51.69 seconds). Poland took the bronze medal with a season-best time of 3:29.31, led by Anna Kiełbasińska’s fastest split of 51.39 seconds.

Notable performances also came from the Czech Republic’s Lada Vondrová (51.25 seconds) and Ireland’s Sharlene Mawdsley (51.15 seconds), who posted the fastest splits for their respective teams.

The Great Britain & Northern Ireland team finished in sixth place with a season-best time of 3:32.65, boosted by a strong third leg from Carys McAulay (51.98 seconds).

2023 European Athletics Indoor Championships – Women’s 4x400m Relay Splits

RankTeamNameLeg TimeResult
1NED (Netherlands)KLAVER Lieke50.67 (1)3:25.66 CR
SAALBERG Eveline52.27 (5)
PEETERS Cathelijn53.14 (3)
BOL Femke49.58 (1)
2ITA (Italy)POLINARI Anna52.07 (1)3:28.61 NR
FOLORUNSO Ayomide51.69 (2)
MANGIONE Alice52.62 (3)
MARCHIANDO Eleonora52.23 (3)
3POL (Poland)KIEŁBASIŃSKA Anna51.39 (2)3:29.31 SB
PAŁYS Anna52.74 (4)
POPOWICZ-DRAPAŁA Marika51.76 (3)
WRONA-KUTRZEPA Alicja53.42 (4)
4CZE (Czech Republic)VONDROVÁ Lada51.25 (2)3:31.26 SB
PETRŽILKOVÁ Tereza53.13 (4)
PÍRKOVÁ Marcela53.27 (6)
BENDOVÁ Nikola53.61 (5)
5IRL (Ireland)MAWDSLEY Sharlene51.15 (1)3:32.61 SB
HEALY Phil53.37 (5)
BECKER Sophie53.70 (5)
MANNING Cliodhna54.39 (6)
6GBR (Great Britain & NI)KENDALL Nicole52.84 (2)3:32.65 SB
ABICHI Mary53.54 (6)
MCAULAY Carys51.98 (4)
KELLY Hannah54.29 (6)
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