Femke Bol Biography
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Femke Bol (born 23 February 2000), is a Dutch track and field athlete who specializes in the 400 metres hurdles and 400 metres. She hails from Amersfoort, Netherlands. She is the world record holder in the 400m indoor and European record holder in the 400m hurdles. She is a 2-time world champion, 7-time European champion, and 2-time Diamond League winner.
|Full Name||Femke Bol|
|Born||February 23, 2000 (age 23)|
|Awards||Dutch Athlete of the Year (2022)|
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- Born on 23 February 2000 in Amersfoort, Netherlands.
- Practiced judo for a year as a child after breaking her arm twice.
- Started athletics at age 8 after her older brother joined local club AV Triathlon.
- Transferred to AV Altis club in 2014 where her talent was discovered.
- Attended Farel College secondary school.
- Currently a student at Wageningen University.
- Won multiple Dutch youth and junior titles from 2015-2019.
- Won gold in 400m hurdles at 2019 European U20 Championships.
- Reached semi-finals of 2019 World Championships aged 19.< /li>
- Set first senior Dutch record in 400m hurdles in 2020.
- Won European Indoor golds in 400m and 4x400m relay in 2021.
- Won Olympic bronze in 400m hurdles in 2021.
- Set world indoor 400m record of 49.26s in 2023.
- Won back-to-back World Championship golds in 400m hurdles (2022, 2023).
- Double European champion in 400m and 400m hurdles in 2022.
- Defended Diamond League title in 400m hurdles in 2021 and 2022.
Awards and Achievements
- European Athletics Rising Star of the Year (2021)
- European Athlete of the Year (2022)
- Dutch Athlete of the Year (2022)
- In a relationship with Belgian pole vaulter Ben Broeders.
- Studying communication sciences at Wageningen University.