– It looks very good

– It looks very good

NEXT RELAY: Amalie Ewell will run the WC in the relay on May 4-5. Here from winter 2023. Photo: Svein Ove Ekornesvåg / NTB

Amalie Ewell (30 years old) increased her confidence after her strong return.

Iuels won the 400 meter hurdles in the comeback afterwards birth In Kenya on Saturday at 54.89:

  • four hundred behind Olympic requirements
  • 21 hundredths behind He presses From 2022
  • she crush European Commission requirements Of 55.70 with 81 hundredths

The “easiest” way to get to the Olympics is to get the 54.85 requirement. But there are several roads that lead to Paris as well Classification system.

– Amalie gets a lot of extra points when she wins a Golden Tour event, and there are a lot of points from this race, says IAAF sports director Erlend Slokovic.

– What do you think of her chances at the Paris Olympics now?

– It looks very good. It was so close to the requirements as well, that she might even be able to achieve it in the future.

– Very delicious

Amalie Ewell has a good understanding of how classification works. That's why I started the season so early.

– But I'm missing four events, so it doesn't mean much at the moment, says Iuel to VG about the arrangement from the airport on my way home on Monday.

– It's nice to know that I was only four hundredths away from the Olympic requirements. “It was a good indicator and gives good confidence ahead of the upcoming races,” says Ewell.

The win in Kenya has given greater confidence that the Olympics can be held. Earlier this year, Ewell said that “everything has to be in place” for her to be a ticket to Paris.

– I was completely surprised. Very delicious,” Ewell says of the trip.

Slokovic was also pleasantly surprised.

“I had very high hopes that she would meet the EC requirements based on what I saw in training, but she ran faster than I thought,” he says.

Amalie Ewell with her son training this winter. Photo: Naina Helen Jama/VG

Toilet in relay

Ewell's next plan at the moment is to hold a World Championships relay race in the Bahamas, an event in Slovakia and the Nordic Championships in Malmo.

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Norway has selected six runners for the World Cup relay. Four of these will run:

Josephine Tommen Eriksen (SIM), Astri Ayo Lakri Ertzgaard (TJALVI), Amalie Ewell (Tjalvi), Henriette Jäger (Aremark), Lene Opegaard (Moss), Elisabeth Sleettom (Skialj).

The top 14 teams will be ready for the Olympics. Two places are also awarded to the teams with the best outdoor times.

“I think it's quite realistic based on the level we have,” says Slokovic about the Olympic hope.

note! Line Klooster earned Olympic qualification for the 400-meter hurdles last summer.

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