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EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ATHLETICS. Manon Depuydt to the semi-finals 200m

Manon Depuydt has Friday at the european CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics in the German capital of Berlin for the semi-finals of the 200 metres.

The 21-year-old Depuydt ended in her series as fourth in 23.59. The three loopsters with the fastest timing of each of the three series reached the semi-finals, as three best losing times. Our compatriot ran the second losing time making them her ticket for the semi-finals bite it had. The German Laura Müller (23.06) put in the series the sharpest chrono down.

“It was very stressful to the other series to wait”, said the 21-year-old Depuydt.

Depuydt was fourth in her series with a chrono of 23.59. Her personal record is 23.33. “With my time, I thought it was anyway, it would pass. I am in shape and thought that 23 around it was. But apparently everyone had to suffer from the wind. If you’re from the bend, there is a strong tailwind. That played tricks on me, after a good first one hundred metres.”

The semi-finals are from 19u48 on the program. “Given the wind is in it all things are possible. I just go for it, and then we’ll see,” decided Depuydt, to her first major championship on the senior level.

Click here to view the full program of the Belgians today.

(sdv)

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