Dafne Schippers and Sifan Hassan are the outstanding names on the 46-strong Dutch team for the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships from 7-12 August.
Schippers has been named in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m. She won an individual sprint double at the 2014 European Championships in Zurich and the 100m and 4x100m titles on home soil in Amsterdam 2016. Ahead of Berlin, the reigning two-time world 200m champion is ranked third in the 100m (11.01) and second in the 200m (22.34).
Hassan also won gold at the 2014 European Championships in the 1500m but this time, the Dutchwoman will step up and contest the 5000m. Hassan broke the European record with 14:22.34 in Rabat and moved to third on the world all-time mile lists with 4:14.71 in London on Sunday. Hassan was hoping to contest both the 1500m and 5000m but the timetable does not accommodate that combination of events.
Reigning European 100m champion Churandy Martina will also be contesting the 100m, 200m and 4x100m in Berlin and Anouk Vetter will be defending her heptathlon title. Nadine Visser is concentrating solely on the 100m hurdles in 2018.
With four gold medals - and eight in total - the Netherlands finished sixth on the medal table on home soil at the European Championships in Amsterdam two years ago.
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More information on the 2018 European Championships:
- The Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships will be part of the first multi-sport European Championships along with co-hosts Glasgow.
- It will be a must-watch, must-attend experience that elevates the status of European Champions, uniting existing European Championships to celebrate the highest honour in European sport and celebrating the defining moments that create Champions.
- It is the continent’s ultimate multi-sport event, an 11-day celebration of European sport staged every four years.
- Seven of Europe’s leading sports (athletics, aquatics, rowing, golf, cycling, gymnastics, triathlon) will be brought together for the first edition.
- The European Athletics Championships in Berlin will be staged 7-12 August. The six other sports will be staged in Glasgow through 2-12 August.
- 4500 athletes and 52 nations will compete across the seven sports.
- Potential TV audience of over one billion with millions more across multiple digital platforms.
- Over half a million spectators expected.