Hassan and Ball fall at the finish line… Dutch athletics ‘bad luck day’
Hassan, 11th place after falling 20m before the finish line in the women’s 10,000m final,
Boll, the final runner in the mixed 1,600m relay, fell 5m before the finish line and was disqualified
Two track and field stars of the Netherlands, Siphan Hassan (30) and Pemky Ball (23), fell before the finish line.
“This day will be remembered as Dutch Athletics National Fall-Down Day,”
Hassan said in a self-deprecating tone. 바카라사이트
The Netherlands’ bad luck began in the women’s 10,000m.
In the women’s 10,000m final at the 2023 Budapest World Championships held at the National Stadium in Budapest,
Hungary on the 20th (Korean time), Hassan fell down with 20m left at the finish line while running in the lead.
When the bell announcing the final lap (400m) rang, Hassan, Gudaf Tsugei (26), Letessenbet Gday (25), and Ezgayehu Taye (23, Ethiopia) increased their speed to form the leading group.
After entering the final straight, Hassan broke away and Tsugei followed closely.
Tsugei and Hassan’s arms touched 20m before the finish line, and Hassan fell.
After the race, Hassan told The Associated Press, “I thought I was leading the race.
But there was some contact between Tsugei and me, and the balance was thrown off.”
Tsugei crossed the finish line first with a time of 31:27:18,
followed by G-Day with a time of 31:28:16 and Taye with a time of 31:28:31.
This is the third time that Ethiopia has swept the women’s 10,000m medal at the World Championships,
following Edmonton in Canada in 2001 and Helsinki in Finland in 2005.
Tsugei, the 5,000m champion at the 2022 U.S. Eugene World Championships, won the 10,000m for the first time in a major event.
Tsugei told The Associated Press, “I worked hard to win, and I’m happy to win a valuable gold medal.”
Last year’s Eugene World Championships women’s 10,000m gold medalist and 2019 runner-up in Doha, Qatar, Gee Day picked up her third individual World Championships medal.
Rookie Taye won her first medal at her major event.
On the other hand, Hassan, who attempted to win three gold medals in the 1,500m, 5,000m and 10,000m at the Budapest event,
only finished 11th (31:53:35) in the 10,000m due to bad luck before the finish line.
Hasan is called the ‘new man’ or ‘pioneer’.
Hassan won two gold medals at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, winning both the women’s 1,500m and 10,000m.
It was the first time in history that the same person won the middle distance 1,500m and 10,000m at the World Championships in Athletics.
At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which took place in 2021,
she won gold in the women’s 5,000m and 10,000m and bronze in the 1,500m.
She surprised the world once again in June of this year when she won the London Marathon, her first full course (42.195 km).
Hassan, who missed the win after falling over in the 10,000m, smiled at Gee Day as she approached her.
She continued, “It’s unfortunate, but the world didn’t collapse with today’s defeat.
I don’t know if it’s misfortune or luck, but I still have competitions (1,500m and 5,000m) that I have to run,
“she gave a unique witty interview.
On the other hand, Femkey Ball showed tears after the race.
In the mixed 1,600m relay held 30 minutes after the women’s 10,000m final,
the Dutch suffered another stroke of bad luck.
Ball, the last runner from the Netherlands, kept the lead until 5m before the finish line.
A world record was also possible.
However, American Alexis Holmes pursued furiously, and Ball fell just before the finish line.
The USA, with Justin Robinson, Rojay Epion, Matthew Bowling, and Holmes,
won the race by setting a new world record of 3:08:80 (the previous record was 3:09:34 by the US team at the 2019 Doha Games).
Ball missed the baton as he fell.
After getting up and crossing the finish line, he was unable to pick up the baton again, so Dutch was ‘disqualified’.
Great Britain came second with a time of 3:11:06,
the Czech Republic took third with a time of 3:11:98.
“(local time) during the preliminaries in the morning and the finals in the afternoon, I think I was tired.
I felt like I was slower than usual before the finish line, and I also had convulsions.
The moment I confirmed that someone was behind me, I fell to the floor. ” he recalled.
Apologizing for his teammates, Ball brought tears to his eyes.
However, my colleagues know that thanks to the ball, the Dutch relay team has reached the top of the world.
Ball’s main event is the 400m hurdles.
He placed 3rd at the Tokyo Olympics held in 2021 and 2nd at the World Championships in Eugene last year.
As Sidney McLaughlin (USA), considered the best 400m hurdles athlete ever,
did not participate in the event, Ball is considered a strong candidate for the gold medal in women’s 400m hurdles.