Liemarvin Bonevacia became the first Dutchman ever to reach the final of the 400 meters at the Olympic Games on Monday.

The athlete ran a national record and that was enough for a place in the final battle.

Jochem Dobber did not make it.

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The 32-year-old Bonevacia finished third in his series in a time of 44.62 seconds.

Because only the numbers one and two of the series continue, Bonevacia had to wait in suspense.

He ends up going on as one of the two fastest time losers.

It is the first time that a Dutchman has qualified for the final of the 400 meters at the Olympic Games.

Bonevacia was also there at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro and 2012 in London, but then stranded in the semifinals.

The Dutch record was already in the name of Bonevacia.

He improved his own top time by 0.10 seconds.

Bonevacia set his previous top time (44.72 seconds) in Beijing in 2015.

The 24-year-old Dobber failed to make it to the final.

The Dutchman clocked 45.48 seconds and ran the sixth fastest time in his semi-final.

See also: View the medal table with the Netherlands in the top ten