Like a devil out of a box, Timme Koster has won gold at the NK athletics. The 19-year-old hurdler from Egmond aan de Hoef defeated reigning champion Koen Smet in a time of 13.80 seconds. “It is my first National Championships with the seniors and anything can happen there. This is great”, said Koster afterwards.

    Timme Koster wins Dutch title – Orange Pictures

    In the final, Koster dealt with Mark Heiden (13.91) and Koen Smet (13.92). “This is just great. I’m very happy,” said a beaming Koster.

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    Athlete Timme Koster after winning 110 meters hurdles – NH Nieuws

    Liam van der Schaaf was missing in the final. He still had too much trouble with his hamstring that he sprained two weeks ago in Geneva. The Amsterdammer expects to be back in action next week.

    Visser Dutch champion

    Nadine Visser has won the national title in the 100 meter hurdles. The 27-year-old hurdler from Hoogkarspel won in the final in 12.77. “I ran a second good race today and that is nice and gives confidence towards the World Cup”, Visser said afterwards.

    In the series Visser (12.84) and Maayke Tjin A-Lim (13.09) already ran the fastest times. Zoë Sedney was a tenth slower than Tjin A-Lim. The gap with the rest of the field was more than half a second. However, Tjin A-Lim did not start in the final at the Dutch Athletics Championships.

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    Nadine Visser after winning the national title in the 100 meter hurdles – NH Nieuws

    Anouk Vetter was initially supposed to participate, but has withdrawn from the 100 meter hurdles and long jump. As a result, the four-time Dutch champion was unable to defend the national title in the long jump.

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