Dafne Schippers

Netherlands

Fast Facts

  • Birthplace:

    Utrecht, Netherlands

  • Birthdate:

    June 15, 1992

  • On-Track Shoe:

    100 Meters: Zoom Superfly Elite
    200 Meters: Zoom Ja Fly 1

  • Event:

    Sprints

  • Residence:

    Utrecht, Netherlands

  • Personal Bests:

    100 meters: 10.81
    200 meters: 21.63

Transformative Moment

Winning two gold medals at the European Athletics Championship in Zurich and realizing that I have a very bright future as a sprinter.

Dafne Says

My good luck charm is...

the necklace that my parents gave me in 2012. I'm not superstitious but I wear it at all times.

My pre-competition music is...

the latest Top-40 pop list.

I want my legacy to be...

inspiring the next generation and growing my sport in my country.

If I wasn’t an athlete...

I'd be a teacher.

My favorite meal is...

something very healthy. Once in a while I’ll have a steak.

On my day off...

I spend time with my family and work on my recipes.

In my bag...

you’ll find headphones, track spikes, Nike Free 5.0 shoes, tights, short-sleeve running tops and vitamin supplements.

My motto is...

Work hard, play hard.

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