Sunday 24 July 2016

Dafne Schippers to Win 200 Meters Olympic Gold in Rio

Dafne Schippers sets her sights on Rio after a comfortable 200m win at the Müller Anniversary Games in London. 

The Dutch world champion dominated the 200m win an impressive victory on the second day of Müller Anniversary Games. 

Four years ago the Dutch athlete was placed 12th in the heptathlon at the London Games. She has plans for an Olympic double or triple in Rio after her switch to the sprints and favourite for both 100m & 200m. 

Schippers won the Anniversary Games 200m in a time of 22.13 just missing out on a track record. She strode clear off the bend the bend for an easy success. As part of the relay team, she also claimed European 100m and 4x100m titles earlier this month. 

Schippers said: “I’m happy for now. I came here to win the race and I feel like the time will come in Rio.” She has five of the nine fastest times for the distance so far this year. “I’m comfortable with being tagged as the favourite, I’m never nervous which is good for me. I hope to go for two or three medals. I need a little bit of rest now and then go to the Olympics.” 

Schippers is presently 8/13f with Paddy Power to win the 200m. Next best in the betting is Elaine Thompson 11/4, while Tori Bowie is 9/2 the others are 25/1 bar. 

She is marginal favouirte at 2/1 to win the 100m. 

Dafne Schippers @8/13 Paddy Power 200m Olympic Gold

By Ed Daddy

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