Femke Bol ran a Dutch record for the third time in three weeks on Saturday.

The 21-year-old athlete improved her own top time in the 400 meters at the European Championship for national teams in Cluj, Romania.

Bol raced in the Cluj Arena to a time of 50.37 seconds.

She was almost two tenths faster than her time at the end of May in Oordegem (50.56).

The born Amersfoortse took over the national record in Belgium from Lisanne de Witte, who has been the fastest Dutch woman at this distance since 2018 with 50.77.

Due to her time from Saturday, Bol can now also call herself the fastest European woman of this year in the 400 meters.

Last week, at the Diamond League match in Florence, Italy, Bol ran a Dutch record in the 400 meters hurdles, the distance at which she will go for success at the Olympic Games in a month and a half.

She has no plans to run the 400m in Tokyo.

The Netherlands is participating in the European Championship for national teams with almost fifty athletes.

Dafne Schippers, Sifan Hassan and Nadine Visser, among others, are missing.

The Orange squad plays in the first division and hopes to force promotion to the highest division, the Super League.

✅ Championship record✅ Dutch record✅ European leading time Femke Bol won the 400m at the European Team Championships First League in Cluj-Napoca in 50.37!

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AuthorEuroAthleticsMoment of places16: 43 - June 19, 2021