Monday 02 August 2021

Sifan Hassan recovers to win 1,500m heat

There were no overnight medals for the Netherlands at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, but distance runner Sifan Hassan provided the thrills, after falling in the final lap of her 1,500 metre heat. Hassan recovered and went on to win the race with a sprint finish, qualifying for the semi-finals. ‘I was shocked but I immediately decided that I could not stop,’ Hassan said after the race. She will be in action again in the finals of the 5,000 later... More >

Bronze for sailor Marit Bouwmeester

Defending champion Marit Bouwmeester has taken the bronze medal in the Laser Radial sailing event, after finishing sixth in the final, medal race. Gold went to Anne-Marie Rindo from Denmark, while Josefin Olsson of Sweden took silver. Bouwmeester, 33, has won a medal in three successive Olympics – starting with silver in London, followed by gold in Rio in 2016. The Netherlands now has 17 medals at the Tokyo Olympics with a week of competition to go. At Rio, the... More >

Kiran Badloe takes windsurfing gold

Windsurfer Kiran Badloe has delivered the Netherlands’ fourth Olympic gold after leading for most of the competition. Badloe, 26, takes over the windsurfing title from fellow Dutchman Dorian van Rijsselberghe who won gold in 2012 and 2016. In the women’s event, Lilian de Geus, three times world champion, finished fifth. The Netherlands is currently in eighth place on the medals table, with four gold, seven silver and five bronze. More >

Heartbreak as footballers lose to the USA

The Dutch women’s football team is out of the running for a medal at the Tokyo Olympics after losing to the USA on penalties in their quarter final match. The score ended at 2-2 after Lieke Martens missed a penalty eight minutes from time. The match was also the last for coach Sarina Wiegman who is leaving Oranje after four years to coach the English team. Englishman Mark Parsons will succeed Wiegman. During Wiegman’s time, Oranje have had a string... More >

NL wins two gold, two silver, two bronze

Dutch sports men and women added two gold, two silver and two bronze medals to their Tokyo Olympic haul in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten, who thought she had won gold in the road race, did win the time trial, with a 56 second margin over silver medalist Marlen Reusser of Switzerland. Anna van der Breggen crossed the finishing line 1.01 minutes after Van Vleuten to take the bronze. The other four medals came from... More >