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Femke Bol breaks her personal world file in indoor 400m closing

Dutch sprinter Femke Bol gained the ladies’s 400m in type on the 2024 World Indoor Championships in Glasgow, breaking her personal indoor world file of 49.24 by 0.07 seconds.

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Femke Bol set a brand new world indoor 400m file on Day 2 World Athletics Indoor Championship in Glasgow. Picture: Kevin Morris

Bol made it look easy from the beginning, splitting the opening 200m in 23.5 seconds, and held on to win in 49.17 seconds, securing the Netherlands’ first gold medal at these championships. The Dutch went one-two within the ladies’s 400m, as Bol’s teammate and coaching companion Lieke Klaver completed second in 50.16, marking the primary time in world indoors historical past that two Dutch athletes reached the rostrum in the identical occasion.

American Alexis Holmes gained bronze in a private greatest of fifty.24 seconds–Group USA’s ninth medal at these World Indoor Championships.

“We’ve skilled so arduous collectively to make this a Dutch one-two,” Bol mentioned in elation. Bol and Klaver’s coach, Laurent Meuwly, tweeted that he was speechless in regards to the final result of the race. “Typically, you don’t want phrases,” Meuwly wrote.

Klaver additionally praised Meuwly in her post-race interview with Canadian Operating. “Our coach treats us as people,” says Klaver. “We each have our personal race plan, and I do not know what Femke is doing, nor does she know what I’m doing.”

Two of the most important names within the ladies’s 400m occasion are shut mates off the monitor. They’re roommates right here in Glasgow, and Klaver mentioned at the moment’s consequence with Bol and her was a “dream come true.”

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Lieke Klaver and Femke Bol rejoice profitable silver and gold within the ladies’s 400m on the World Indoor Championships. Picture: Kevin Morris

The 2 Dutch athletes will be a part of forces on the ultimate day of competitors right here in Glasgow within the ladies’s 4x400m relay occasion, the place they would be the possible favourites to win gold, as they did on the outside world championships final 12 months in Budapest.

You’ll be able to stream the 2024 World Indoor Championships from March 1 to three from Canada dwell on CBCSports and CBC, and the CBC Gem app. Canadian Operating can be reporting dwell from Glasgow, reporting on the motion and that includes interviews with athletes as the whole lot unfolds. You’ll be able to observe our protection on Instagram or Twitter.

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