On the third day of the World Championships in Doha, the Dutch eyes are mainly focused on Dafne Schippers, who comes into action in the semi-final and (probably) the 100-meter final.
Four years ago in Beijing, Schippers won the World Cup silver in 100 meters and in 2017 in London it was bronze, but at the Khalifa International Stadium the Utrecht Sunday is not one of the absolute top favorites.
The 27-year-old Schippers ran 11.17 in the series on Saturday and that was the eighth overall. Shelly-Ann Fraser sprinted to 10.80, the fastest time ever run in the series of a World Cup.
The Jamaican is also considered the favorite for gold, while Schippers wants to surprise after less than a year. Later this World Championship, she will compete individually in the 200 meters, the distance at which she is a double world champion.
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Burnet runs in series 200 meters
The only other Dutchman to play on Sunday is Taymir Burnet in the 200 meter series. The 26-year-old Burnet reached the semi-finals in the 100 meters and that is also possible at the double sprint distance.
Churandy Martina, who became European champion in the 200 meters in 2012, did not qualify. The 35-year-old Martina will, just like Burnet, later this tournament in action at the 4x100 meter relay.
Full program Sunday, September 29
7.05 pm: Series 200 meters men ( Taymir Burnet )
7.40 pm: Final pole vault for women
8.20 pm: Semi-finals 100 meters women ( Dafne Schippers )
8.45 pm: Final hop-and-jump men
8.55 pm: Semi-finals 800 meters men
9.35 pm: Final 4x400 meter relay mixed
10.20 pm: Final 100 meters women ( probably Dafne Schippers )
10.30 pm: Final 20-kilometer fast-walking women