Dafne Schippers is a Dutch track and field athlete. She competes primarily in the sprints, having previously participated in the heptathlon. She is the 2015 and 2017 World Champion and won silver at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 200 meters.
Dafne Schippers holds the European record in the 200 m with a time of 21.63 s and is the third-fastest woman of all time at this distance. She is a co-record holder in the 4 × 100 m relay.
Dafne Schippers was born on June 15, 1992, in Utrecht, the Netherlands. She started competing in athletics at the age of nine at the track and field club Hellas in Utrecht. She originally competed in the heptathlon and won gold medals at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics and 2011 European Athletics Junior Championships. At the 2010 World Junior Championships, she also won a bronze in the 4 × 100 meters relay with her team.
After that Dafne Schippers shifted to running and sprints, where got great success during her career.