Lieke Klaver and Lisanne de Witte qualified for the semifinals of the 400 meters at the Olympic Games on Tuesday.

Klaver qualified directly, while De Witte is the fastest through in Tokyo.

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In the sixth and final series of the day, 22-year-old Klaver crossed the line in third in a time of 51.37 seconds.

She was through anyway, as the top three from each heat reached the semi-finals, as did the six fastest time.

The latter group belonged to 28-year-old De Witte, who came into action in the second series and finished fourth.

Her best season time of 51.68 turned out to be sufficient for a place in the semifinals.

Overall, Klaver was seventeenth and De Witte was twentieth.

The women's 400 meters semifinals are scheduled for Wednesday.

The final will be played on Friday.

Klaver and De Witte previously competed in the 4x400 meter mixed relay, the part in which the Netherlands finished fourth.

They both ran in the series, after which De Witte had to make way for Femke Bol in the final.

Lisanne de Witte came fourth in her series.

Lisanne de Witte came fourth in her series.

Photo: AFP

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