Aug 20, 2023 at 5:30 PM Update: 8 hours ago
Sifan Hassan qualified for the final of the 1,500 meters at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest on Sunday without any problems. A day after her fall in the 10,000 meters, the Dutch finished third in the semifinals.
Thirty-year-old Hassan came third in her semi-final: 3.55.48. With that she had to tolerate the Kenyan Faith Kipyegon (3.55.14) and the Ethiopian Diribe Welteji (3.55.18).
The top six of each semi-final qualified for the final. The final will be run on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m.
Four years ago, Hassan won the world title in the 1,500 meters in Doha. At the Olympic Games, the Ethiopian-born took the bronze at this distance.
In Budapest, Hassan unfortunately missed a medal in the 10,000 meters. The Olympic champion seemed to be on her way to gold, but fell in the last meters and eventually finished eleventh.
Hassan will also compete in the 5,000 meters this World Cup. She is also one of the contenders at that distance.
Raphael Bouju fell short of a place in the 100 meters final. Photo: ANP
Bouju not to final 100 meters
Earlier in the day, Raphael Bouju failed to qualify for the 100-meter final. The 21-year-old Dutchman finished fifth in his heat with 10.20 seconds.
The first two in each heat and the two fastest times advanced to the final, which is scheduled for Sunday at 7.10 p.m. The American Noah Lyles recorded the fastest time with 9.87.
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