Dafne Schippers

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Dafne Schippers
Dafne Schippers Zurich 2014.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Dutch
Born (1992-06-15) 15 June 1992 (age 22)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Country  Netherlands
Sport Track and field athletics
Event(s) Heptathlon
60 metres
100 metres
200 metres
long jump
4 × 100m relay

Dafne Schippers (born 15 June 1992) is a Dutch athlete competing in heptathlon and the sprints.


Schippers won gold medals in the heptathlon at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics and 2011 European Athletics Junior Championships. A few years later, she won gold in the 100 m and bronze in the long jump at the 2013 European Athletics U23 Championships.

In 2011 in Daegu she broke the Dutch national record in the 200 m. She is co-record holder in the 4 × 100 m relay. She improved the 200 m record during the 2014 edition of the heptathlon at the Hypo-Meeting in Götzis, her time of 22.35 being one of the best 200m performances ever in a heptathlon.[citation needed] Her success at the 2014 European Athletics Championships, where she completed the sprint double, prompted discussion over her long-term prospects and whether she should focus on sprinting or continue her career in heptathlon.[1]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Netherlands
2009 European Junior Championships Novi Sad, Serbia 4th Heptathlon 5507 pts
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 3rd 4x100 m relay 44.09 (NJR)
1st Heptathlon 5967 pts (NJR)
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 11th (sf) 60 m 7.30
European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 1st Heptathlon 6153 pts
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 9th (sf) 200 m 22.92
9th (h) 4x100 m relay 43.44 (NR)
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 10th (sf) 60 m 7.25
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 200 m 23.53
2nd 4x100 m relay 42.80 (NR)
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 6th 4x100 m relay 42.70
12th Heptathlon 6324 pts
2013 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 60 m 7.14
European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 1st 100 m 11.13
4th 4x100 m relay 44.18
3rd Long jump 6.59 m
World Championships Moscow, Russia 3rd Heptathlon 6477 pts (NR)[2]
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 10th (sf) 60 m 7.18
European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 1st 100 m 11.12
1st 200 m 22.03 (NR)
3rd (h) 4x100 m relay 42.77[3]
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 1st 60 m 7.05

Personal bests[edit]




  1. ^ Driel, Mark van (14 August 2014). "Lastige keuze Schippers: sprint of meerkamp". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Results: 14th IAAF World Championships". IAAF World Championships. International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 15 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Did not finish in the final

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Preceded by
Zuzana Hejnová
Women's European Athlete of the Year
Succeeded by