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Hassan wins 1,500 meters in Diamond League, Olympic limit De Witte

2019-08-29T20:40:58.576Z

Sifan Hassan impressively won the 1,500 meters at the Diamond League in Zurich on Thursday. At the 400 meters, Lisanne de Witte ran the limit for the Olympic Games and at the 200 meters, Dafne Schippers had to settle for fourth place.



Sifan Hassan impressively won the 1,500 meters at the Diamond League in Zurich on Thursday. At the 400 meters, Lisanne de Witte ran the limit for the Olympic Games and at the 200 meters, Dafne Schippers had to settle for fourth place.

The 26-year-old Hassan arrived in the Swiss city until a time of 3.57.08. She was ahead of the German Konstanze Klosterhafen (3.59.02) and the Canadian Gabriela Debues-Stafford (3.59.59).

The keeper of the Dutch record (3.55.30) passed all her competitors in the last round and walked to her first victory of the season at the 1,500 meters.

Hassan is in top form in preparation for the World Cup, which will take place at the end of September and the beginning of October. Last month, the born Ethiopian in Monaco improved the 23-year-old world record on the English mile in 4.12.33. During that race, she also set her own Dutch record at 1,500 meters.

Sifan Hassan celebrates her victory over the 1,500 meters. (Photo: Pro Shots)

De Witte runs Olympic limit at 400 meters

At the 400 meters, Lisanne de Witte assured himself of participating in next year's Games in Tokyo. The 26-year-old Castricumse remained five hundredths of a second with the time of 51.30 under the Olympic limit.

De Witte finished third in Switzerland with 51.30 seconds, behind Salwa Eid Naser from Bahrain (50.24) and the American Shakima Wimbley (51.21). The winner of the bronze at the last European Championship previously met the World Cup limit.

Nick Smidt ran the World Cup limit in the 400 meter hurdles in the talent program of the Diamond League in Zurich. The 22-year-old athlete improved his personal record in 49.28 seconds and dropped two hundredths below the limit.

Schippers stays just above best season

In the 200 meters, Schippers ran to 22.46 seconds. The two-time world champion on this number was therefore only one hundredth above her best season, which she ran in Monaco.

The 200 meter win went to Shaunae Miller-Uibo from the Bahamas, who impressed by achieving the best time of the year with 21.74. She left the British Dina Asher-Smith (22.08) and the Jamaican Elaine Thompson (22.44) far behind. Jamile Samuel finished eighth and last in 23.15.

Schippers finished second with the relay team in the 4x100 meter. With Samuel, Nadine Visser and Marije van Hunenstijn only the German quartet (42.22) had to tolerate just 42.28.

Source: nunl

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