A Golden Girl; Dafne Schippers

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by Marlies Dekkers

What is female power? What does it look like? We’re already familiar with images of male power; the presidents, the business moguls in their powersuits, the Picassos and the Putins. But what if women ruled the world?

As a matter of fact, women are starting to recreate the world from a feminine point of view. And every now and then, a new ‘pin-up’ of female power will stand up. Today you’ll see Dafne run in the 200m final at the World Athletics Championships in China after already having won the Silver in the 100m sprint; but here is a brief background into her history.

In 2013 Dafne amazed the world by breaking her 800m personal best by 6.9 seconds, to win heptathlon bronze at the World Championships. What did she do next? She became a sprint queen! Yes, this 23 year old Dutch dynamo is the living proof that only if you work hard, with complete dedication, you will find your hidden talents. Yes, she happens to be model-pretty, but it’s her determination that makes her stunning to all who come across her.

We’ll be cheering for Dafne today and into the future! Give her your support and tweet her a positive message via @dafneschippers on Twitter!

 

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