Historical Achievement for Dutch Athlete at European Championships

The third day of the European Athletics Championships kicked off with the men’s and women’s half marathon. The highlight of the day was Jorinde van Klinken’s historic performance, securing her second silver medal in the discus throw event.

Van Klinken, the standout athlete for the Netherlands at the championships, made history by becoming the first woman to win a medal in both shot put and discus throw since 1978. She also became the second Dutch woman to achieve a medal in discus throw, following Ans Niesink in 1946.

After all the women completed their six throws, the final podium for discus throw was as follows:
1. Sandra Elkasevic-Perkovic (CRO): 67.04 meters
2. Jorinde van Klinken (NED): 65.99 meters
3. Liliana Cá (POR): 64.53 meters

Van Klinken’s remarkable performance in the discus throw event, where she threw 65.99 meters, earned her a well-deserved silver medal. This added to her silver in shot put from the previous day, making it a remarkable achievement for the Dutch athlete.

Van Klinken’s success at the championships has been a highlight for the Netherlands, and she expressed her excitement by saying, “This is incredibly special, bring on Paris!”

Overall, Van Klinken’s performance has etched her name in the history books of the European Athletics Championships, solidifying her status as a top athlete in the discus throw event. Her exceptional talent and dedication have brought pride to the Dutch contingent at the championships.

At the end of the day, Van Klinken’s achievement stands as a testament to her hard work and perseverance in the world of athletics. Her success at the European Championships has set a high standard for future competitions and has established her as a force to be reckoned with in the field of discus throw.