2017 Lausanne Athletissimo Diaries: Dafne Schippers and Sarah Atcho


This was a fun interview. An established European sprint star, and a new shining star in the rough.

Schippers_DafneR-Doha16.jpgDafne Schippers, photo by PhotoRun.net

Dafne Schippers, who is the finest European women over 200 meters and 100 meters, as well as 2015 Beijing World Champ over 200 meters, 2015 Beijing silver medalist over 100 meters and 2013 Moscow bronze medalist over heptathlon.

In Europe, Dafne is 2014 European outdoor champ (Zurich) gold in 100m, 200m, 2016 European Outdoor gold (Amsterdam ) over 100 meters and 4x100m relay. In 2012, (Helsinki), Dafne had the silver medal in the 4x100 meters. A converted hepathlete, Dafne loves to race, and believes her hep strength helps her in the sprints, her passion.

Swiss 4x100m team, 2016.pngSarah Atcho (left), Swiss 4x100 meter team, Amsterdam European Champs, 2016, photo courtesy of All-Athletics.com

The 22 year old Swiss athlete has already competed in the Olympics on the 4x100 meters. This year, she has qualified for the 200 meter as an individual with her 22.92 on 18 June. Sarah is competing in the big leagues for the first time at Lausanne. She knows she is running against the best in the world, and now is the time to deliver on her promise.

Sarah seemed to understand the enormity of her task. She will have her day in Lausanne tomorrow and if she does well, she will be a fine sprinter in Europe for years to come. Sarah is competing in the 200 meters against Dafne Schippers tomorrow night.

A fun presser, here is the video and audio.

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