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Marlou van Rhijn aka Blade Babe wins gold in 100m T44 and teammates take silver and bronze

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On the third day of the IPC Athletics European Championships in Stadskanaal, the Netherlands, the sun came out for the first time at the event and the host nation starred with a sweep in the women's 100m T43/44 race led by Marlou van Rhijn. Van Rhijn, who is the world-record holder in the event and has been referred to as "Blade Babe" and the women's version of Oscar Pistorius, won the race with a season-best time of 13.62, as her teammates, Suzan Verduijn and Iris Pruysen took silver and bronze, respectively.