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Femke Bol finishes second in 200m at Dutch National Track and Field Championships

Femke Bol is the world 400m hurdles silver medalist and European record holder, but she ran impressively to finish second in 200m at Dutch National Track and Field Championships this past weekend.

Symone Goss

Dutch star Femke Bol wins the 400m at the FBK Games 2023
Dutch star Femke Bol wins the 400m at the FBK Games 2023

BREDA, Netherlands (July 31) – Dutch track star Femke Bol is gearing up for the World Athletics Championships next month, and she stepped out of her comfort zone again to secure a second-place finish in the women’s 200m at the 2023 Dutch National Track and Field Championships over the weekend.

Bol is keen to enhance her speed as she aims for additional record-breaking times this season in her main event, the 400m hurdles. The European sensation clocked a time of 23.05 seconds into a strong -2.2 m/s headwind, to secure the runner-up spot in the 200m dash on Sunday behind the winner Tasa Jiya, who clinched the national title with a time of 22.77 seconds.

In the preliminary heats in Breda on Saturday, Bol clocked an outdoor personal best of 22.88 seconds (+0.8 m/s) for the second time in her career under sub-23 seconds. She also recorded a time of 22.87 seconds at an indoor meeting in Metz in February.

At 23 years old, Bol had already secured an Olympic bronze medal and a World Athletics Championships silver medal in the 400m hurdles. She is tipped to be the frontrunner for the gold medal in this event at Budapest 2023 next month after reigning world champion and world record holder Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone decided to compete in the 400m.

In other news from the 2023 Dutch National Track and Field Championships, European U23 champion N’ketia Seedo clocked a time of 11.21 seconds to secure her fourth national title.

Meanwhile, Lieke Klaver, who finished fourth in the 400m at the world championships, took third place with a time of 11.36 seconds.

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Symone Goss

Simone Goss has been with World-Track since 2003 and has done outstanding work at the back end to help out with traveling and other meeting related activities. Goss has also done work for SportingEagles, Blaze News and other media outlets. She obtains a bachelor degree in Communication.

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