UTRECHT Daphne Schippers have already qualified for the 100m and 200m for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, but the athlete from Utrecht is hoping to be able to compete there with the 4 x 100m relay. This weekend, the Schippers could qualify with the Dutch national team.
The World Cup relay is held in Silesia (Poland) and there you can win tickets for the games next summer. The Netherlands was unable to qualify for Tokyo during the IAAF World Cup 2019, in part due to the absence of injured Schepers and Nadine Visser who were unable to combine it with another event.
Schippers and Visser are now fit. In the World Cup relay, a spot among the top eight in the 4×100 meters is enough for the Netherlands to qualify directly for the Olympics. Major countries like the United States, Jamaica, and England are also absent from Poland.
In addition to Schippers and Visser, the Dutch selection for the 4x100m race also consists of Naomi Sidney, Marij van Hounenstein and Jamil Samuel. They recently trained extensively in a relay in a training camp in Belek (Turkey).
The women’s 4x400m relay has already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. This team will also play in the World Cup Finals in Poland next weekend, with great talent Fimk Ball from Amersfoort, among others.