Emma Oosterwegel retired after the first part of the heptathlon at the European Athletics Championships in Munich. The Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist crashed in the 100-meter hurdles on Wednesday morning.
Oosterwegel decided after the fall not to play for the remainder of the tournament. On the penultimate hurdle, the 24-year-old lost his balance and fell.
“That never happened,” the inconsolable Oosterwegel told the LIT. At the time of the crash, the athlete was on course for a good time in the first part of the heptathlon. “It still doesn’t quite make me realize that it’s already over.”
In the same run, Sofie Dokter, 19, a European Championship debutant, clocked 13.81 seconds. Anouk Vetter posted the fourth best time in another heat (13.37). Vetter was just a bit slower than Belgian Nafissatou Thiam, the big favorite for gold (13.34).
Angela and Smidt through 400 meter hurdles
Ramsey Angela and Nick Smidt qualified for the 400m hurdles semi-finals. Angela signed the second time of her series (49.51). Smidt also ran the second time in his heat with 50.06, so he automatically qualified for the semifinals on Thursday.
The European Athletics Championships are over for hammer thrower Denzel Comenentia. The 28-year-old did not qualify for the hammer throw final. Comenentia, who trains and lives in the United States, went no further than 68.89 meters, finishing last in his qualifying group.
Ramsey Angela jumps the hurdles at the European Athletics Championships in Munich.
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