Quartet Vicky Paul, who earlier won bronze in the 400-meter hurdles at the Games, finished sixth with Lysan de Witt and Laura de Witt sixth with a time of 3.23.74. This was again a Dutch record.
Gold went to the United States, silver to Poland and Jamaica to bronze.
Earlier this year, the Dutch women’s relay became the European champions.
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The women of the Dutch relay then saw that their male teammates caused a stunt by taking the silver. However, Claver, Paul and the De Witt sisters knew what men had to offer. „I was expecting a medal, but with such conviction? “I have no words for that,” Claver said.
Relay teams always train together at Papendal and they know each other through and through. „I think they really team up with each other; As a team, they all run faster than if they were running individually. Their strength is that they are very loose with each other, but right now they are correcting each other and they will come apart,” said Lisan de Witt.
“They all went 200 percent, they worked hard and were really looking forward to these games. That’s really weird. This medal also feels like it’s part of us,” Claver said with a wink. “It motivates us so much to do the same in a few years. As a small country like Holland, winning a medal at the Games is strange.”
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