Utrecht athlete Dafne Schippers won silver in the 200 meter run in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro during the early hours of Thursday morning in Dutch time. The 24-year-old woman finished a tenth of a second behind gold medal winner, Jamaican Elaine Thompson
About 780 thousand people got up in the early hours of Sunday morning to see Dafne Schippers make it to 5th place in the 100 meters at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, according to NPO's viewer figures. This was the first time ever that so many people in the Netherlands were waching television at around 3:30 a.m.
Dafne Schippers was named Sportswoman of the Year at the NOC*NSF Sports Gala in Amsterdam on Tuesday. Sportsman of the Year for 2015 went to Sjinkie Knegt
Athlete Dafne Schippers won the gold medal in the 200 meter dash at the athletics World Championships in Peking on Friday - the first Dutch woman ever to do so.
Dutch athlete Dafne Schippers will be racing against a car in the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam on Thursday, June 25th.
For the first time in history a Dutch woman has broken the 11 second barrier in a 100 meter run. Dafne Schippers ran the 100 meters in 10.94 seconds in the FBK Games in Hengelo, thereby breaking the Dutch record of 11.03 seconds, NOS reports.