Femke Bol hopes to crown her stormy development with gold on the 400 meters at the European Indoor Championships on Saturday.

The Dutch top talent is the clear favorite, but she expects an exciting final against Lieke Klaver, among others.

"A 400 meter indoor run is different than on the outdoor track. It is much more running against each other and there are thousands of scenarios imaginable. I expect an exciting final with many overtaking actions and perhaps collisions", Bol said after her semi-final in the Polish Torun.

The Amersfoortse qualified for the final with a time of 51.17 on Friday and Klaver needed a second place in her heat (52.09) to compete for the medals.

That means that the two friends have to outdo each other on Saturday.

"We didn't actually talk about it beforehand, but in the final we are opponents and we do our own thing. That's how we are," said 21-year-old Bol.

"I give myself the gold more than anyone else. But if I don't win, then Lieke has to do it."

Femke Bol and Lieke Klaver compete for the medals in the 400 meters on Saturday evening.

Femke Bol and Lieke Klaver compete for the medals in the 400 meters on Saturday evening.

Photo: ANP

Klaver: 'I had to fight hard for that second place'

Most attention is focused on Bol, who already had the best time of this year in Europe earlier this season with 50.64.

In the series and the semi-finals, the athletic talent also looked particularly strong.

Klaver was especially relieved that she made it to the final.

"In the run-up to the tournament, I ran really good races in the 51 seconds and so I felt the final was already in before the European Championship had started. But then you run here and you still have to do it", said the 22 -year-old Clover.

"I had to fight hard for second place, so I'm really relieved. In the final anything is possible. My battle plan will be the same as always; open as hard as possible and then hope that I can continue without getting tired."

The women's final of the 400 meters starts on Saturday around 8:25 pm.

At the same number with the men, Liemarvin Bonevacia, Jochem Dobber and Tony van Diepen compete for the medals.

The final is scheduled for 8.10 pm.

See also: Program Dutch athletes at the European Indoor Championships in Torun