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Bol poised to target a 400m/400m hurdles double in Munich 2022

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The Netherlands will be sending a team of 61 athletes to the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships from 15-21 August which forms part of the wider multi-sport European Championships from 11-21 August. 

The team is headed by world 400m hurdles silver medallist Femke Bol who could leave the Bavarian capital with three medals for posterity. Bol will be contesting the 400m hurdles in Munich and she is also entered in the 400m and 4x400m relay.

World heptathlon silver medallist Anouk Vetter will be looking to regain the European title she won on home soil in Amsterdam 2016 and Jessica Schilder will be looking for her second major medal of the season after winning shot put bronze at the World Athletics Championships.

World Athletics Championships Oregon22 - Day Four

After missing the World Athletics Championships, Dafne Schippers returns to the Dutch team for Munich. Schippers, who has won medals at the last four European Championships including four gold medals, will contest the individual 100m and has been named in their 4x100m relay pool.

One notable absentee on the Dutch team is Sifan Hassan who has elected not to defend her European 5000m title. 

The full Dutch team for Munich 2022 can be found here.

Mujinga Kambundji is the star name on Switzerland's team for Munich

Reigning world indoor 60m champion Mujinga Kambundji spearheads the team of 46 Swiss athletes for the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships.

Kambundji is due to compete in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay just a fortnight after reaching the final in all three events at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon. Her sister Ditaji will also make her senior European Championships debut in the 100m hurdles.

World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade 2022 - Day One

Switzerland won one gold medal at the last edition in Berlin 2018 courtesy of the now-retired Lea Sprunger in the 400m hurdles.

The full Swiss team for Munich 2022 can be found here.

A large Finnish contingent to compete in Munich

The biggest ever Finnish team will be competing at the Munich 2022 European Athletics Championships.

From 42 athletes in Berlin 2018, a team of roughly 70 athletes will represent Finland in Munich including Saga Vanninen and Silja Kosonen who won both the European and world U20 titles in the heptathlon and hammer respectively last year.

European Athletics U20 Championships - Day 3

At the other end of the age spectrum, 45-year-old Annemari Kiekara, the 1995 European cross country champion when she was competing under her maiden name of Sandell, will be competing for Finland in the marathon. 

The full Finnish team for Munich 2022 can be found here.

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