The Dutch relay women failed to reach the final of the 4x100 meters at the World Championships in Doha on Friday. Nargélis Statia Pieter, Marije van Hunenstijn, Jamile Samuel and Naomi Sedney were short in the series.
In the absence of Dafne Schippers, the Orange quartet ran for a time of 43.01 seconds. With that, the team finished fourth behind the United States (42.46), Trinidad & Tobago (42.75) and Switzerland (42.82).
The first three teams in each of the two heats and the two fastest times went on to the final, scheduled for Saturday at the Khalifa International Stadium. The Netherlands was also not one of the fastest times, because in the other heat, number four was Germany (42.82) and number five Italy (42.90) faster.
The 27-year-old Schippers ignored the series of the 4x100 meter, because she still suffered too much from her groin injury. The two-time world champion in the 200 meters did hope to be ready for a possible final.
Schippers sustained her groin injury on Sunday during the 100-meter semi-final, after which she opted out of the final battle for that part. A day later she also finished as a title defender by participating in the 200 meter.
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Relay men also in action at 4x100 meters
Later on Friday, the Dutch relay men also come into action on the 4x100 meter. Joris van Gool, Taymir Burnet, Hensley Paulina and Churandy Martina form the Dutch team on Friday. 35-year-old Martina is taking part in a World Cup for the eighth time.
The men's 4x100 meter series will start on Friday at 8.05 p.m.
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