4×100 meters (relay)
Well, here I am, in al little sidewalk cafe in the beautiful South Africa. I went from a minus 4 degrees celcius to a plus 35 degrees in just a few hours! It always takes a few days to get used to your new surroundings, but one thing’s for sure: you won’t hear me complain! I absolutely love working out over here! I’ve just finished the first two weeks of training and I’m really happy with my progress so far. I feel very relaxed, strong and I can feel the sense of joy coming back more and more every day. Lots of people ask me why I go all the way to SA for a training camp. So I decided to write a blog about my trip, and all the ins and outs. At the end of the blog I’ve got some news about the upcoming indoor season.
Dafne will arrive home this afternoon (with her silver medal!) After the Olympic rollercoaster ride in many ways, she can look back with pride on her 5th place in the 100m and of course her silver 2nd spot on the 200m. Dafne cannot wait to set foot on Dutch soil again where she and all the other Dutch Olympians will be honoured at the RAI in Amsterdam.
On august 12th I will run my first race during the 2016 Olympics. Specially for you I put together my personal schedule, with both the local time (BR) as well as Dutch time (in bold, DU). Most of the races will take place during the evening. There’s a five-hour time difference with The Netherlands, which unfortunately means setting your alarm in the middle of the night. I hope this won’t hold you guys back? I can really use all of your support, yes, even all the way from Europe.
Time schedule Dafne during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro:
Fri august 12th 100m, first round: 22.40u (BR) 03:40u (NL)
Sat august 13th 100m, semi finals: 21.00u (BR) 02.00u (NL)
100m, finals: 22.35u (BR) 03:35 (NL)
Mon august 15th 200 m, first round: 09.35u (BR) en 14.35u (NL)
Tue august 16th 200 m, semi finals: 22.00u (BR) 03.00u (NL)
Wed august 17th 200 m, finals: 22.30u (BR) 03.30u (NL)
Thu august 18th relay 4×100, first round: 11.20u (BR) 16.20u (NL)
Fri august 19th relay 4×100, finals: 22.15u (BR) 03.15u (NL)
In front of a loudly cheering home crowd in Amsterdam, Dafne won the 100meters during the European Athletic Championships! The Olympic Stadium was fully packed, giving her goosebumps and it helped Dafne finish in an excellent 10,90sec.
Another milestone in the run up to the Olympics in Rio the Janeiro!