Eline Berings is Wednesday in Birmingham arrived, in the coming days on the 60m hurdles, will take part in the world CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics indoor.
Berings has good memories of Birmingham. The 31-year-old Ghent ran in the same English room, after all, her first international final in the seniors, at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in 2007. Then came the eighth. “It was my first international tournament indoors (in the year before, she walked too the EK outdoor, red) and I made it to the finals. That was an entrance through the big gate. In the final it was less, but I was still young. Even though they are great memories, I think there is not too much more. Every big tournament is a new adventure.”
The hurdle-walker possesses in advance the fourteenth chrono (8.05), which she on February 10, walked in Ghent. “The level is very high, it is also a world cup”, said Berings. “The final will be difficult. But everything around the top ten is close to each other. My goal is a place in the top twelve.”
That would mean that the Berings in the semi-finals, which they in each case in her four previous participations in world CHAMPIONSHIPS indoor obtained. In 2012 in Istanbul there was even a finalist in Ghent, with an excellent fifth place finishes.
“I have this year, very consistently walked”, decided Berings. “The final preparations are successful. I am fresh and feel strong. And in a major championship, everyone begins from zero.”
The strings of the 60m hear find Friday afternoon. The semi-finals and finals are Saturday.