At the Belgian National Championships (July 26-27) Cedric Nolf placed 2nd in the men’s long jump with a 7m81 effort, staying just 15cm shy of the A standard for Zürich 2014. Preparing for the European Athletics Championships, decathlete Thomas Van der Plaetsen clocked 14.67 in the heats of the 110m hurdles on Saturday and went on to clear 5m35 in the pole vault to take 2nd behind Arnaud Art on Sunday.