The way Vetter scored a new Dutch record total score was impressive. It came in at 6,693 points, four points higher than last year’s Tokyo. This weekend she defeated other world champions such as reigning world champion Katharina Johnson-Thompson of Great Britain and Laura Ikonis of Latvia. In the past, all-round athletes like Nadine Brorsen and Daphne Schippers were on the podium at Gotzes, but they never reached the highest step.
Her javelin performance in particular captured the imagination: no one had thrown more than 59.81 meters since the first edition of Götzis with women in 1981. In addition to Witter’s personal best, the distance was also the second Dutch ever. Vetter makes all the difference, especially on the second day. On Saturday, Vetter started well with 13.28 (wind -0.7 m/s) in the 100m hurdles, followed by 1.74m in the high jump, 14.88m in shooting and 23.76 (+1.3m/s). in the 200m, but on Sunday she jumped 6.47m (-0.2m/s), then threw the javelin for a thrilling distance and finished her sevens with an 800m in the rain with a time of 2.21.56.
The win presents Vetter with plenty of possibilities in the run-up to the IAAF World Championships in Eugene in July and possibly also after the European Athletics Championships in Munich in August to take on double Olympic champion Navi Thiam of Belgium. On June 11, you’ll remember it by competing with the Belgian during the Golden Spike in Leiden to win the 100m hurdles and long jump. With Vetter, Emma Oosterwegel can also take part in the World Cup. It was a surprise that she won a bronze medal in Tokyo last year.
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