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Femke Bol, Sifan Hassan lead Dutch World Athletics Championships team

Olympic champion Sifan Hassan and European star Femke Bol are the featured names in the Netherlands team to the World Athletics Championships in Budapest.

Femke Bol, in the 400m hurdles, was one of the athletes who set records at the Diamond League London 2023
Femke Bol in the 400m hurdles at the Diamond League London 2023. Photo by Wanda Diamond League AG

BUDAPEST (August 3) – Double Olympic champion Sifan Hassan and triple European titleholder Femke Bol are the leading athletes named in the Netherlands team and will compete in multiple events at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest from Aug. 19-27.

Hassan, winner of two golds and a bronze at last year’s Tokyo Games, will compete in the 1,500 metres, 5,000m and 10,000m in the Hungarian capital. – Entry standards for the World Athletics Championships 2023

The talented 29-year-old already owns two world titles, two global bronzes and holds the world indoor 1,500m title from 2016 as well as the European indoor 1,500m from 2015.

Sifan Hassan in action in the women's 10,000
Sifan Hassan in action in the women’s 10,000m

Bol, 22, will be aiming to claim her first world title in the 400 metres hurdles after smashing her own European record with a time of 51.45 seconds earlier this season.

As well as winning world and European silvers over the hurdles, Bol took 400m hurdles bronze in Tokyo last year. She has also won European golds at 400m and 400m hurdles.

As in the last two global championships, Femke Bol has again been selected for the women’s and mixed 4x400m relay squads in Budapest, adding to her schedule.

Meanwhile, Lieke Klaver, who finished fourth in the 400m at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, last summer, is also entered in that event in Budapest, while Florida Gators track and field standout Alida van Daalen will compete in the women’s shot put, alongside Jessica Schilder.

Dutch team for the 2023 World Athletics Championships

N’Ketia Seedo100m
Tasa Jiya200m, 4x100m
Lieke Klaver400m, 4x400m
Sifan Hassan1500m, 5000m, 10,000m
Maureen Koster5000m
Diane van Es10,000m
Maayke Tijn A-Lim100m hurdles
Nadine Visser100m hurdles, 4x100m
Femke Bol400m hurdles, 4x400m
Cathelijn Peeters400m hurdles, 4x400m
Pauline HondemaLong jump
Jessica SchilderShot put
Alida van DaalenShot put
Jorinde van KlinkenShot put, discus
Sofie DokterHeptathlon
Emma OosterwegelHeptathlon
Anouk VetterHeptathlon

Raphael Bouju100m, 4x100m
Taymir Burnet200m, 4x100m
Liemarvin Bonevacia400m, 4x400m
Niels Laros1500m
Mike Foppen5000m
Abdi NageeyeMarathon
Douwe AmelsHigh jump
Menno VloonPole vault
Denzel ComenentiaHammer
Rik TaamDecathlon
Nsikak Ekpo4x100m
Churandy Martina4x100m
Xavi Mo-Ajok4x100m
Hensley Paulina4x100m
Terrence Agard4x400m
Ramsey Angela4x400m
Isayah Boers4x400m
Isaya Klein Ikkink4x400m
Nick Smidt4x400m

Note that there is also a mixed 4x400m team, which will be drawn from the selected men’s and women’s 4x400m pools.

Miranda Mitchell is a long-server writer for World-Track who is also one of the most passionate people to work with. She has been with us since 2006, has a degree in writing, and has been able to balance her life with family, outside activities, and contributing to World-Track and Field!

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