Dafne Schippers

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  1. Westside

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    Just started knowing her. Too bad she did not get Gold in the Olympics but Silver is still good. But she is young at 23 yrs old. She will be in her prime next Olympics. I expect great things from now till then.
     
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    MM I watched that race as Hannah Cunliffe was running for the Ducks, the pass between her and the 2nd leg was botched by the second runner for the Ducks otherwise the Ducks would have won. Schippers is a beast! She made a US Olympian look like a high schooler... That could not have been Torrie Bowie on the anchor that got caught by both the Ducks runner and Schippers...
     
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    no offense meant, but some of the U.S. track coverage I've seen is appalling for its mistakes and lack of commentator clarity. Carl Lewis sister actually made me laugh with her name mispronunciations and "stating the obvious" comments. And a male commentator 2 years back called her DAFE several times during the race. Seems certain the best commentators go to the big money sports.
     
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    Dafne just ran legal world leads 10.95/22.29 at Azusa
     
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    Dafne came second in the 200m in DL Doha to Elaine Thompson. Thompson beat Dafne fairly easily in this race in 22.16. Hoping Dafne's new sprint coach can reverse this by seasons end with the changes in her race style now.
     
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    I love Dafne and hope she gets up to speed very soon. She is very important here at caste. This is a big year in track. As most of you know here The World Championships take place August 5-13th in London which Theresa May said is the greatest city in the world? True or not true I anticipate a good showing by white athletes this go around.
     
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    Schippers fourth in the 200m at the Prefontaine meet in 22.38, she looked heavy footed and not her usual self, beaten easily by Bowie, Thompson and Miller from the Bahamas. Prandini just looks slow at this point of the season.
     
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    22.30, but yes, struggling.
    I would bet she's doing heavy training to be in shape for London so I'm n0t too worried yet. Last year she peaked nice and early but was beginning to struggle by championship time.
    Time will tell - although getting a new coach has let other people down in the past
     
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    I too hope it is because she is putting in the heavy training for London as well. If not she might be in trouble, I sure hope not. Yes coaches can cause a decline in an athlete but I also think she is a smart enough gal to pick one that is good and fits her well.

    Cheers mate!
     
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    from the Mail Online
    Dafne Schippers: 'I hate when people see my skin and say I'm a drugs cheat, acne doesn't mean I dope'... as Dutch sprinter labels her frosty relationship with Elaine Thompson as 'very bad'
    For Dafne Schippers, a mention of the World Championships provokes pain and pleasure.
    First to the pleasure. Two years ago in Beijing, Schippers emerged as the young sensation. Within three months of becoming a full-time sprinter — having previously competed in the heptathlon — she stunned athletics by claiming gold in the 200metres with a jet-heeled time of 21.63 seconds.
    Only Florence Griffith Joyner, who set the world record of 21.34sec in 1988, and Marion Jones, who ran 21.62sec in 1998, have run faster than Schippers.
    Those times are shrouded in doubt, as Joyner’s later career was overshadowed by unproven drug allegations and Jones has admitted to doping. So should the IAAF succeed in wiping all pre-2005 world records, Schippers will become the fastest female 200m sprinter.
    Yet the immediate jubilation of a record-breaking sprint in Beijing soon gave way to cynicism. Athletics is a sport dogged by corruption, and mistrust intensified due to Schippers’ complexion. The Dutch athlete, 25, has suffered from acne on her face and back, which is regarded as a sign of steroid abuse.
    Two years on, Schippers grimaces. ‘I hate it,’ she admits. ‘I hate it when people ask me those questions. I work so hard as a really good athlete, do my diet, follow the sleep patterns and live my life for the sport. When someone asks you things like that, it’s really hard. What can you say?
    ‘It’s hard with my skin. It’s me and who I am. Acne is something that runs in the family, even our mother had acne until she was 30 or 40. Some people say, “Oh that’s a typical sign of doping”.’
    Schippers admits her confidence has suffered in an image-conscious world. ‘As a woman, it’s not so funny to suffer from acne. It’s hard to have that and hard to have people say things about that on a personal level. People are questioning your sporting integrity and then your personal side with your skin in one go.’
    Schippers is also aware of a different suspicion. She is a white female sprinter breaking records and that does not happen often. A white woman has not won the 200m Olympic gold medal since East German Barbel Wockel in 1980, a victory that remains under suspicion due to the country’s doping programme.
    Schippers lets out a wry smile. ‘It’s more difficult because everyone knows white girls in the 1980s were not all clean. That makes it more difficult. Everyone thinks, “Oh you are white, it’s not possible”.’
    It is why she supports the IAAF proposal. ‘Some of those world records — they are just too difficult to run for that period. I think there were 12 or 13 world records in the 1980s. That’s a lot. Normally you think the track and spikes are better now. We want the sport as clean as possible.’
    Growing up in Utrecht, Schippers started sprinting as a nine-year-old, where she became accustomed to raising eyebrows.
    ‘I was always faster than the guys,’ she laughs. ‘When I played football in school I just ran with the ball past everybody. Before track and field, I had a race and beat all the boys in the class in a sprint. The boys weren’t happy!’
    In Rio, Schippers suffered a setback as the Jamaican Elaine Thompson claimed gold and she made a changeover error that led to the Dutch relay team going out in the heats. The rivalry with Thompson is one of the most competitive in the sport.
    ‘It’s very bad,’ Schippers says of their relationship. ‘I don’t know why. Maybe because we are both big talents. If she says “Hi”, I will say “Hi”. I am more of an easy person. With the European athletes, I can have fun with them. I am an easy person to talk to. If she won’t do that, then OK.
    ‘When I did heptathlon, it was friendlier. I spent a week in Sheffield with Jess Ennis when I was 18. Jess was a hero for me. I heard a story that nobody thought she could become the best but she really fought for it and she made it. That’s really special.’
    Schippers is the Dutch answer to Ennis. She admits to being ‘probably one of the most famous women in Holland’.
    ‘At the beginning it was very difficult,’ she says. ‘My life totally changed. Now I feel much better.
    ‘My mood was not great after Rio. I came for gold and didn’t get it. It renews my motivation. When I win, the focus is on the next race. There is always the next gold. Starting in London!’
     
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    great interview...she almost comes and says sports are biased against whites, good for her. She need not worry about what ET thinks of her or how her relationship is as ET is the one juicing lol Having bad acne as a teen and young adult is bad for anyone not just women....
     
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    When is her next big race?
     
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    2017 World Championship's first round of the 100 meter dash.
     
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    WIR, what date?
     
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    As far as I can tell it's August 5th, the second day of competition. Things are sped up in the worlds because there are no other events that television is broadcasting.
     
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    Daphne looked unbeatable today. She really eased off at the end. I see a double gold for us at 200 meters.
     
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    Let's hope when he track career is done, this girl has alot of white children and passes on those incredible genes.
     
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    Talk about owning the field! Who won the final? If not Dafne how did she end up?
     
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    The final is tomorrow at 1:50 Pacific Time. Shaunae Miller looked really good too, but I think Daphne is too strong.

    2 3725 Crystal EMMANUEL [​IMG]CAN 22.50 22.50
    3 3653 Tynia GAITHER [​IMG]BAH 22.71 22.54
    4 3772 Marie-Josée TA LOU [​IMG]CIV 22.16 22.16
    5 3654 Shaunae MILLER-UIBO [​IMG]BAH 21.91 21.91
    6 4132 Dafne SCHIPPERS [​IMG]NED 22.10 21.63
    7 4373 Deajah STEVENS [​IMG]USA 22.09 22.09
    8 3880 Dina ASHER-SMITH [​IMG]GBR 22.73 22.07
    9 4327 Kimberlyn DUNCAN [​IMG]USA 22.54 22.19
     
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    Daphne looked slow and tired in her last 2 races(Birmingham and Zurich) she did run the first 150 in Zurich well then faded. She is either worn out from the season or is slightly injured. Of course all the jackass negros on youtube say "it cuz she aint doin no drugs now"....bunch of IQ 74's.

    I personally think she has done well this season although not as good as 2015. In one of interviews about her new coach is she has focused alot on weight training to get stronger and doing track drills differently. I personally think she is more muscled and heavier and as we all know it takes a while to get used to it. 2018 will be the year she excels once again.
     
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    definitely heavier in the legs now than then and probably to do with slower finishing.. Maybe back to Bart next season??
    Or is she heavier just because she's changing as she gets older
     
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    This Youtube.com channel is great for the track lovers on this board. I thank them for their hard work.
     

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