Liemarvin Bonevacia loves the sun. In the heat, the Dutch 400m record holder runs his best matches.
During the FBK games the situation was bad again. Bonifacia, the Olympic finalist in the 400 meters and the relay team in the 4×400 meters finished well for Olympic silver, finished next to the podium at Hengelo with an average time of 46.11 seconds.
Bonevacia’s best is 44.48 seconds in the 400 metres. “I don’t run well in cold weather,” he looked back at his race. The 33-year-old has yet to qualify individually for next month’s World Cup in Eugene and the European Championships in Munich a month later. That would be fine,” said the Dutch athletics expert.
World Cup Final and European Gold
“Those fast times will come. I will run 44 again. In the World Cup I want to reach the final and in Munich I will win the European gold. I have complete confidence in myself and my coach,” he said. Confidently after fourth place.
American Vernon Norwood won the 400 meters at Hengelo with a time of 45.28 seconds. Isayah Boers took sixth place with a time of 46.69, Jochem Dobber in seventh place with a time of 47.16 and Terrence Agard in eighth place with a time of 47.21. The three Dutchmen are part of the 400m relay team.
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