200m world champion Dafne Schippers here

Photo Pradeep Dambarage

Dutch female sprinter Dafne Schippers, 26, the 2015 and 2017 World Champion and the 2016 Summer Olympics 200-metre silver medallist was here in Sri Lanka last week on a personal visit.

Schippers holds the European record in the 200 m with a time of 21.63 seconds and is the third-fastest woman of all time at this distance.

She is also the co-record holder in the 4×100 m women’s relay.

Dafne Schippers celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women’s 200m final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing, Aug. 28, 2015.




Executive Committee members of the Athletics Association of Sri Lanka presented the world champion athlete a special memento during her visit here. From left are Bernand Perera, Secretary of AASL Prema Pinnawela, Schippers , President of AASL Palitha Fernando, Vice President of AASL G. L. S. Perera and H. W. Nimalsiri.