The Dutch and Dutch national teams failed to reach the World Cup final in the 4x100m race night from Friday to Saturday. The women finished sixth in their career at Hayward Field in Eugene, as did the men.
The number one and two in each series and the two fastest times lasted, and neither of the Dutch teams came close.
A few years ago, women were top of the world, and the European title in 2016 was the highlight. Due to the setback of Daphne Schippers and to a lesser extent Jamil Samuel, the team is no longer as strong as it once was.
Samuel and Schippers are not in the World Cup, while Nadine Visser can’t combine the 4x100m and 100m hurdles.
The Dutch team in Eugene consisted of Andrea Puma, Minky Bishops and sisters Zoe and Naomi Sidney. They scored 43.46, while the US was the fastest in the series with 41.56. Looking across the field, the Netherlands scored thirteenth out of a total of sixteen countries.
Joy among the Italian women who qualified for the final.
She runs the United States with Lyles and Coleman
The Dutch men were no better. Quartet Hensley Paulina, Timir Burnett, Joris van Goul and Rafael Pogo finished sixth in their qualifying at 39.07. Rotinier-Churandi-Martina was not selected for the World Cup.
The US was also the fastest in the series among men, with a time of 37.87. The American team included Noah Lyles, who became the world 200m champion in Eugene, and Christian Coleman, the 2019 world 100m champion.
The men’s and women’s 4x100m final is scheduled for Saturday.
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