Monthly Archives: July 2013

Nafissatou Thiam takes European junior title in new national senior record

July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments


Thiam, who turns 19 in August, rose to the occasion with no less than five new personal best scores in the two-day competition to take the European junior crown with a total score of 6298 points. The Belgian youngster not only scored a world leading junior performance but also smashed the Belgian national senior record […]
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Van der Plaetsen triumphs at World University Games

July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments


At the 27th World University Games Belgium’s Van der Plaetsen claimed the gold medal in the men’s Decathlon, the 3rd gold medal ever at the World University Games in Belgian history. Van der Plaetsen, the European Junior and European U23 champion in 2009 and 2011 respectively, scored 8164 points to beat local Russian star Sergey […]
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Kazan 2013 – Van der Plaetsen off to a splendid start

July 8, 2013 | 0 Comments


At the 27th World University Games in the Russian town of Kazan Belgian decathlete Thomas Van der Plaetsen got off to a splendid start with three PB performances. In his first decathlon since 2011 the 22-year-old posted a 11.12 PB clocking (834) in the 100m and won the long jump with a 7m80 jump (1010), […]
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27th Summer Universiade in Kazan has officially been started

July 7, 2013