Paris hurdle

Femke Bol en route to winning the 400m hurdles final at the European championships in Rome on June 11. — AP

FEMKE Bol, fresh from two golds and a bronze at the European championships, admits she is looking forward to what she says will be a “nice battle” with American arch-rival Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone at the Paris Olympics.

Bol was one of the stars of the championships in Rome, dominating her speciality event, the 400m hurdles, and going on to anchor the women’s 4x400m relay team to victory while also picking up third place in the mixed relay.

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