|birthday||15th June 1992 (age 28)|
|place of birth||Utrecht , Netherlands|
|discipline||Heptathlon , 100 m , 200 m|
|Best performance||6545 points, 10.81 s, 21.63 s|
|last change: March 2nd, 2019|
Dafne Schippers (born June 15, 1992 in Utrecht ) is a Dutch athlete who was particularly successful in sprints ( 100 and 200 meters ), but also in heptathlon and long jump . She holds the Dutch record in five disciplines, and also the European record in the 200-meter run (as of August 2015).
The daughter of a physiotherapist and a primary school teacher from Utrecht took fourth place in the heptathlon at the European Junior Championships in Novi Sad (Serbia) in 2009 . In 2010 she won at the World Junior Championships in Moncton (Canada) in the heptathlon gold and with the by-100-meter relay 4 bronze. The following year, she won the heptathlon at the European Junior Championships in Tallinn.
In 2012 she improved her best performance in the heptathlon at the Götzis all- around meeting by 188 points to 6360 points and qualified for the Olympic Games in London . At the European Championships in Helsinki in 2012 , she did not compete in the heptathlon, but in the sprint. She finished fifth in the 200-meter run and won the silver medal behind the German team in the sprint relay. At the 2012 Olympic Games , she finished twelfth in the heptathlon with 6324 points.
In 2013, Schippers took third place in the heptathlon at the World Championships in Moscow .
In 2014 she took third place in the all-around meeting Götzis in the heptathlon. With 6545 points she set a new personal best. The score also meant a new Dutch record. Then she first increased the national record with the relay team to 42.40 s, then the same in Glasgow over 100 and 200 meters to 11.03 s and 22.34 s and finally she also put in the Dutch championships with 6.78 m a new national record in the long jump. In August, she became European champion over the 100 and 200 meter distances in Zurich . With 22.03 s she ran the latter in the fastest time completed by a European since 1995. She was also in the finals with the Dutch 4 x 100 meter relay, which was unable to finish the run after a mistake by the starter . For her achievements, she was named Europe's athlete of the year on October 11, 2014 in front of hammer thrower Anita Włodarczyk (Poland) and high jumper Ruth Beitia (Spain) .
Regardless of her EM successes on the sprint distances, Schippers originally wanted to start in the heptathlon at the following World Championships in Beijing in 2015 . But after she had to abandon the heptathlon in Götzis due to knee problems, she decided to start in Beijing in the sprint. In the semi-finals over 100 meters , Schippers improved their Dutch record set at the London Grand Prix a month earlier from 10.92 to 10.83 s. Behind the Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce , who won the final in 10.76 s, Schippers, who again set a Dutch record with 10.81 s, took second place. In the World Cup final over 200 meters , Schippers won the gold medal in front of the Jamaicans Elaine Thompson and Veronica Campbell-Brown . With a time of 21.63 s, Schippers ran the third fastest time ever , setting a new World Cup record and a new European record over 200 meters.
At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro , Schippers won the silver medal over 200 meters with a season best of 21.88 s . She had to admit defeat to the Jamaican Elaine Thompson , who also ran the season best with 21.78 s. Before the final run, Schippers was considered a gold candidate. In the semifinals she was the only participant to run under 22 seconds.
She is managed by her brother.
A bicycle bridge in Utrecht has been called Schippers' since 2017 .
- 100 meters: 10.81 s, August 24, 2015 in Beijing
- 200 meters: 21.63 s, August 28, 2015 in Beijing
- 800 meters: 2: 08.59 min, June 1, 2014 in Götzis
- 100 meter hurdles: 13.13 s, May 31, 2014 in Götzis
- High jump: 1.80 m, August 3, 2012 in London
- Long jump: 6.78 m, July 26, 2014 in Amsterdam
- Shot put: 14.66 m, May 30, 2015 in Götzis
- Javelin throw: 42.82 m, 10 May 2014 in Leiden
- Heptathlon: 6545 points, May 31 / May 1 June 2014 in Götzis
- 60 meters / hall: 7.00 s, February 13, 2016 in Berlin
- 60 meter hurdles / hall: 8.18 s, January 7, 2012 in Apeldoorn
- NOC * NSF (Nederlands Olympisch Comité * Nederlandse Sport Federatie): Young Talent Award 2011
- Dutch Athletics Federation (KNAU): Athlete of the Year 2011, 2012, 2013
- Dutch Athlete of the Year: 2012
- Europe's athlete of the year : 2014, 2015
- Dutch Sportswoman of the Year : 2015, 2017
- Gerard Marlet: Dafne. Van Hellas naar Olympia. Amsterdam / Antwerp: Uitgeverij De Arbeiderspers, 2016, ISBN 978-90-295-1033-2
- Personal internet presence
- Dafne Schippers in the database of World Athletics (English)
- Dafne Schippers in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
- Dafne Schippers munzinger.de
- Reinsch, Michael: Athlete Dafne Schippers - Money or Love? at faz.net, August 17, 2014 (accessed on August 18, 2014; also published in FASZ on August 17, 2014, p. 13: Soap box or Formula 1? ).
- Europe's sprint queen Dafne Schippers renounces the heptathlon sportal.de June 3, 2015
- National 100m Records for Schippers and Asher-Smith in London - IAAF Diamond League. iaaf.org, July 25, 2015, accessed August 24, 2015 .
- Results - 100 Meters Women - Semi-Final. (PDF) iaaf.org, August 24, 2015, accessed on August 24, 2015 .
- RESULTS - 100 Meters Women - Final. (PDF) iaaf.org, August 24, 2015, accessed on August 24, 2015 .
- RESULTS - 200 Meters Women - Final. (PDF) iaaf.org, August 28, 2015, accessed on August 28, 2015 .
- Rio 2016. In: Rio 2016. Retrieved August 18, 2016 .
- Dafne Schippers: "Such doping allegations kill you" (August 3, 2018)
- Gemeente Utrecht: Dafne Schippersbrug | Gemeente Utrecht. Retrieved November 6, 2018 (Dutch).
- Jens Hungermann: Sprinter Dafne Schippers makes you sit up and take notice again . In: THE WORLD . February 14, 2016 ( welt.de [accessed November 6, 2018]).
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Dutch athlete|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 15, 1992|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Utrecht , Netherlands|