Never were the Dutch ladies so dominant as this World Championship edition in Baku. In the Women JR final it was Indy Scheepers who became JR World Champion.
At the Elite final it was TOP favorite Laura Smulders who crowned herself as the new World Champion. This was not all, the whole podium was colored orange. Laura’s sister Merel Smulders won the silver medal and from out of no where it was Judy Baauw who came in third.
Merel Smulders Laura Smulders Judy Baauw
Laura and Merel both had good starts and from the beginning they were battleling at the front of the race. Judy Baauw was in last position during the whole race but took over at the end of the race and let the other ladies behind her.