No one other than Femke Bol is coming to Hengelo for the FBK Games 2022!
Femke Bol starts at the 41ste edition of the FBK Games in Hengelo on Whit Monday June 6th. Bol will race the 400m Hurdles, her favorite discipline. The organization is excited for Femke’s confirmation after already having announced Pole Vault superstar Mondo Duplantis. For Femke Bol 2021 proved to be her definitive breakthrough onto the world stage
Win after win
During the indoor season of last year, she claimed victory after victory on the 400m with a European title as the definitive crown on her work. During the summer the 22-year-old from Amersfoort, the Netherlands won the 400m Hurdles Olympic bronze medal in a world record race behind Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad. To top it off she also won the final of the prestigious Diamond League. Her winning ways haven’t slowed down since winning the silver medal on the 400m during the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade, right behind double Olympic Champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo from the Bahama’s.
FBK Games: first 400m Hurdles race
The FBK Games will be the first 400m Hurdles event this year for the 22-year-old Bol. Coach Laurent Meuwly: ”Last year Femke raced to gain international experience. She since has gained plenty of knowledge and that’s why we decided to be much more selective in choosing her events this year. On top of that she has already qualified for the World Championships in Eugene, USA and the European Championships in Munich, Germany later this year. This summer we are focused on making sure she will be in her best shape in Eugene and Munich. Femke Bol is currently on a three-week trainings camp in Potchefstroom, South Africa to prepare for the season ahead.
From fan to fan favorite
Femke Bol: “I am over the moon to finally race in the Netherlands in front of a full stadium! Because of all the COVID-regulations during the past years I never had this opportunity yet. As a child I always went to the FBK Games as a fan and now I get to race in front of the amazing fans. I am already looking forward to June 6th and hope to run a beautiful but mainly fast race in leadup of the European and World Championships.”
An athlete with beautiful ambitions
Ellen van Langen, Meeting Director FBK Games: “Last year Femke Bol set a stadium record at the FBK Games while stating she even had a faster time in mind. Her beautiful ambitions, eagerness and focus make Femke Bol such a special athlete. We are so excited for her to choose to add the FBK Games once again in her schedule. I can’t wait to see her race in Hengelo.”
The FBK Games is the only athletics event on the world stage in the Netherlands and is part of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold. A series of 12 meets. The ticket sales are open. Visit www.fbkgames.nl for more information.