Category: Competition

Nafi Thiam breaks 7000 barrier in Gotzis

May 30, 2017

Olympic heptathlon champion Nafi Thiam confirmed for Brussels Diamond League

April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments


Olympic heptathlon champion Nafi Thiam today announced her participation for the 41st edition of the AG Memorial Van Damme on the 1st of September, the final leg of the IAAF Diamond League. The multi event standout will take part in the high jump. In the build up to the IAAF World Championships in London, Nafi will […]
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Olympic champion Nafi Thiam adds European indoor pentathlon gold

March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments


Olympic heptathlon champion Nafi Thiam won the European indoor pentathlon title in dominant fashion on Friday. The Belgian athlete got a personal best 4,870 points, topping the standings in the high jump, shot put and 60-meter hurdles, as she beat Austria’s Ivona Dadic (4,767) and Hungarian Gyorgyi Zsivoczky-Farkas (4,723). Read the full report on iaaf.org […]
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Nafi Thiam confirms European Indoor participation

February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments


Olympic heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam today confirmed that she will take on the pentathlon at next week’s European Athletics Indoor Championships which will be held in the Kombank Arena in Belgrade, Serbia from 3 – 5 March 2017. After the incredible high of the Olympics and the many post-Games ceremonies, the 22-year-old went back into winter training with […]
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Thomas Van der Plaetsen pulls out of European Indoor Championships

February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments


Thomas Van der Plaetsen, the European decathlon champion, has been forced to withdraw from the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade from 3-5 March after failing to recover in time from an injured knee. The 26-year-old, who had been hoping to add to the European decathlon gold medal he won in Amsterdam last summer, wounded his knee […]
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Nafi Thiam confirmed for triathlon at Meeting de Paris Indoor

January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments


Nafissatou Thiam has confirmed that she is set to compete at the Meeting de Paris Indoor at the Accor Hotels Arena in Bercy (Paris) on 8 February. The Olympic heptathlon champion is set to contest the triathlon (long jump, shot put and 60m hurdles) and will take on French heptathlete Antoinette Nana Djimou and Dutchwoman Nadine Broersen. On […]
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Nafi Thiam named Belgium’s Sportswoman of the Year 2016 after clinching Olympic heptathlon gold

December 18, 2016 | 0 Comments


Nafi Thiam took the top award at the 2016 Sportsgala held at Wild Gallery in Vorst (Brussels) on Saturday. The 22-year-old landed Olympic gold in the heptathlon in Rio in August. En route to her Olympic triumph, she set a world heptathlon best of 1.98m in the high jump, higher than the winning leap in the individual high jump […]
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Nafi Thiam crowned IAAF Female Rising Star of the Year

December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments


Olympic heptathlon gold medalist Nafi Thiam has been named the female Rising Star of the Year at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2016, held at Sporting Monte Carlo on Friday 2 December 2016. The Belgian multievent standout won gold in the heptathlon at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with a world-leading national record of 6810. Just 21 at the time, only […]
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Nafi Thiam and Thomas Van der Plaetsen awarded Belgian Golden Spike Awards

November 26, 2016 | 0 Comments


Heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam and decathlete Thomas Van der Plaetsen were awarded the Golden Spike Award at a ceremony in Stayen, a brand new multi purpose venue exploited by STVV Sint-Truiden. The Golden Spike Award goes to the Male and Female Athlete of the Year in Belgian athletics. It is a tradition for the Belgian Athletics Federation to […]
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Nafi Thiam wins Golden Tracks Female Rising Star of the Year

October 15, 2016 | 0 Comments


Olympic heptathlon Champion Nafi Thiam was crowned Golden Tracks Female Rising Star of the Year by European Athletics in Funchal, Madeira. The Belgian Geography student was just sensational as she broke the national record and set the world-leading mark with 6810 to beat Britain’s defending champion Jessica Ennis-Hill by 35 points. Thiam also set five personal […]
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Thomas Van der Plaetsen takes European Decathlon gold

July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments


In the European Championships decathlon, Thomas Van der Plaetsen gave Belgium their first ever outdoor continental combined events title. Following a solid 11.23 opener in the 100m, Van der Plaetsen ruled the long jump with a 7.64m SB jump. Followed by a 13m17 throw in the shot put. His 2.10m clearance in the high jump was only matched […]
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WAFEL athletes showcase good form ahead of European Athletics Championships

June 26, 2016 | 0 Comments


Several WAFEL athletes showed fine form over the weekend at their respective National Championships. In Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, 110m hurdler Mikel Thomas officially claimed his ticket for the Olympic Games by taking the win at the national championships. The 2015 Pan American Silver medalist posted a solid 13.67 clocking. In Belgium, heptathlete Nafi […]
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Nafi Thiam takes confidence from 4th place in Götzis

May 29, 2016 | 0 Comments


At the famous Hypo Meeting in Gotzis, an IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting, Nafi Thiam took 4th place with a total score of 6491. Nafi got off to a flying start by clocking a splendid personal best in the 100m hurdles in 13.63 (previous PB: 13.79). The two-time European medallist than finished second to Britton Johnson-Thompson in […]
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Thiam off to flying start in hometown Namur

May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments


Belgian heptathlon standout Nafi Thiam made the perfect start to her 2016 outdoor campaign on both Saturday and Sunday May 21-22. The 2015 European indoor silver medalist in the pentathlon showed off her good early season form at the LBFA Championships on Saturday with a solid 15m18 effort in the shot put, just 6cm short off her PB. On […]
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Nafi Thiam becomes ambassador for Audi

May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments


Belgian heptathlon star Nafissatou Thiam is proud to announce Audi as her new partner on her road to Rio and beyond. The 21-year-old geography undergraduate, who has Senegalese ties, enjoyed early-career attention when breaking Carolina Kluft’s indoor world junior record in the pentathlon and claiming the gold medal at the European Athletics Junior Championships in 2013. […]
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Nafi Thiam sets another national long jump record

February 20, 2016 | 0 Comments


At the National Indoor Championships heptathlete Nafi Thiam today set a new Belgian indoor record of 6.51 metres. In her last competition of the season, the 21-year-old added 8 centimetres to her previous PB of 6m43 which she set last month.                
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HTC gaat in zee met Belgisch tienkamper Thomas Van der Plaetsen

February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments


Brussel, 16 februari 2016 – HTC, wereldwijd leider op het gebied van mobiele innovatie en mobiel design, kondigt met trots de nieuwe samenwerking aan met de beloftevolle tienkamper Thomas Van der Plaetsen. De samenwerking is een mijlpaal in de geschiedenis van de Taiwanese smartphonefabrikant: het is de eerste keer dat HTC een Belg zal sponsoren. En […]
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Nafi Thiam sets long jump national record with 6m43 in Ghent

January 31, 2016 | 0 Comments


Multi-event standout Nafi Thiam added a centimetre to Tia Hellebaut’s record (2007) when she soared to 6m43 on her last attempt at the LBFA Championships in Ghent, on Saturday 30 January. The 2014 European heptathlon bronze medalist produced a series of very consistent jumps including a personal best mark of 6.43 metres on her last attempt. […]
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Thomas off to flying start in Albuquerque

January 24, 2016 | 0 Comments


2015 Pan-American 110m hurdles silver medalist Mikel Thomas made the perfect start to his 2016 indoor campaign in Albuquerque this Saturday January 23rd. Thomas, who is training full time at Altis in Phoenix, AZ showed good speed today with a personal best clocking of 6.67 in the 60m. You can watch a video of his race on his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mikel.thomas  
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Nafi Thiam receives Golden Spike Award

December 4, 2015 | 0 Comments


Heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam was awarded the Golden Spike Award at a ceremony in Stayen, a brand new multi purpose venue exploited by STVV Sint-Truiden. The Golden Spike Award goes to the Male and Female Athlete of the Year in Belgian athletics. It is a tradition for the Belgian Athletics Federation to organise a poll to designate the laureates. […]
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Van der Plaetsen richt fonds op om kankerpatiënten te steunen

October 15, 2015 | 0 Comments


Meerkamper Thomas Van der Plaetsen zal overmorgen 17 oktober het oncologisch dagziekenhuis in het AZ Maria Middelares openen. Tegelijkertijd wordt die dag ook het Fonds Thomas Van der Plaetsen opgericht. Hiermee wil de 24-jarige Van der Plaetsen in de toekomst de psychosociale begeleiding van kankerpatiënten ondersteunen. In oktober 2014 werd bij de toen 23-jarige Thomas […]
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Nafi Thiam soars to long jump personal best on home soil

July 16, 2015 | 0 Comments


Yesterday – Wednesday July 15 – multi-event standout Nafi Thiam got to compete on home soil at the yearly Meeting International in Liège. The 2014 European heptathlon bronze medalist produced a series of very consistent jumps including a personal best mark of 6.43 metres. The 20-year-old began the competition with a leap of 6.26 which she quickly surpassed with a jump of 6.38 on her second […]
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Nafi Thiam wins high jump silver at European U23 Championships

July 12, 2015 | 0 Comments


After claiming the gold at the 2013 European Junior Championships in the heptathlon, Nafi Thiam added European U23 high jump silver to her continental accolades. The European indoor silver medalist in the pentathlon had first-attempt clearances at 1m81, 1m84 and 1m87 but then missed three times at 1m90. The gold medal went to Italy’s title […]
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Cedric Nolf long jumps to 6th at 2015 World University Championships

July 12, 2015 | 0 Comments


At the World University Games, WAFEL athlete Cedric Nolf leaped to 6th place in the men’s long jump final on Sunday July 12. Nolf, who entered the competition with a 7m64 season’s best managed to nearly equal his personal best mark (7m91) leaping 7m83 on his second attempt.
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Hanne Claes places 7th at 2015 World University Games

July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments


Belgian sprint/hurdler Hanne Claes led her country to 6th place in the women’s 200m final at the World University Games last Friday. Earlier that day Hanne clocked 23.94 in the semi-final to take 2nd place which automatically qualified her for the final. The 24-year-old improved in the final to a decent 23.75.        
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Van der Plaetsen retains World University Games decathlon title

July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments


Belgian decathlete Thomas Van der Plaetsen successfully defended his title at the World University Games in the Korean city of Gwangju on Thursday July 9th. Van der Plaetsen started his decathlon campaign on Wednesday July 8 with a decent 11.34 clocking in the 100m. After a rather disappointing 7m08 soar in the long jump, the […]
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Van der Plaetsen plans international comeback at FISU Universiade

July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments


Belgian decathlete Thomas Van der Plaetsen will defend his title at the World University Games in the Korean city of Gwangju and compete in the decathlon for the first time since the 2014 European Athletics Championships in Zürich. A lot has happened for Van der Plaetsen since winning his first title in Kazan two years […]
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Hanne Claes qualifies for Universiade with seasonal best

June 6, 2015 | 0 Comments


At the EAP-Meeting in Geneva, Belgian sprint/hurdler Hanne Claes clocked a solid 23.29 season’s best in the women’s 200m to qualify for the Universiade being held in Gwangju, South-Korea in July. Her time of 23.29 is just 0.03 shy off her personal best and 0.09 above the A standard for the IAAF World Championships in Athletics […]
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Nafi Thiam qualifies for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments


The 2014 European bronze medalist in the heptathlon is one of the first Belgian athletes that is sure to compete at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year after comfortably qualifying with a ninth-place finish at the Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis, Austria. Thiam, who won the silver medal at this year’s European Indoor Championships, registered 6412 […]
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Nafi Thiam takes European Indoor Silver in Prague

March 6, 2015 | 0 Comments


In the Czech town of Prague, Belgium’s 2014 European bronze medalist Nafi Thiam delivered an impressive pentathlon performance to claim silver at the European Athletics Indoor Championships. Thiam kicked off her pentathlon campaign equalling her personal best in the 60m hurdles (8.42). In the high jump, she managed a 1m89 clearance but kicked back in the shot put with a 14m80 throw, adding no less than 58 […]
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Nafi Thiam voted Female Athlete of the Year 2014

December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments


At the 2014 Sportsgala held at attraction park Plopsaland in De Panne, Belgium Nafissatou Thiam was named Female Athlete of the Year for 2014. Nafi was selected as winner in balloting of the professional members of sportspress, the national league of sports journalists in Belgium. Thiam had a breakthrough year in the senior ranks, highlighted […]
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Nafi Thiam and Thomas Van der Plaetsen received Golden Spike Awards

November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments


Heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam and decathlete Thomas Van der Plaetsen were awarded the Golden Spike Award at a ceremony in the beautiful city hall of Brussels. The Golden Spike Award goes to the Male and Female Athlete of the Year in Belgian athletics. It is a tradition for the Belgian Athletics Federation to organise a poll to designate […]
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Thiam and Van der Plaetsen nominated for Belgian Golden Spike Awards

November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments


Multi-eventers Nafissatou Thiam and Thomas Van der Plaetsen have been nominated for the female and male Golden Spike Award. The Golden Spike Award goes to the Male and Female Athlete of the Year in Belgian athletics. It is a tradition for the Belgian Athletics Federation to organise a poll to designate the laureates. Thiam, still only 20, […]
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Thiam and Van der Plaetsen among candidates for Belgian Sports Awards

November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments


Sportspress.be today announced the names of the male and female athletes who have been shortlisted for the 2014 Belgian Sports Awards. Among the candidates are WAFEL athletes Nafi Thiam (heptathlon) and Thomas Van der Plaetsen (decathlon). After winning the Rising Star of the Year Award in 2013, Thiam is now in contention for the 2014 […]
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Persbericht: Statement Thomas Van der Plaetsen omtrent afwijkend analyseresultaat

October 1, 2014 | 1 Comments


STATEMENT THOMAS VAN DER PLAETSEN OMTRENT AFWIJKEND ANALYSERESULTAAT “Naar aanleiding van een afwijkend analyseresultaat en de daarmee gepaarde voorlopige schorsing van wedstrijden wil ik meedelen dat ik geen prestatie bevorderende middelen heb genomen. Verder ben ik er van overtuigd dat ik deze middelen ook niet heb genomen zonder mijn weten. De feiten zijn als volgt: […]
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Nafi Thiam claims European bronze

August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments


In the Swiss town of Zürich, Belgium’s European Junior champion Nafi Thiam delivered an impressive heptathlon performance to claim bronze at the European Athletics Championships. Thiam kicked off her heptathlon campaign in a decent manner, clocking 14.05 in the 100m hurdles, 24/100 shy of her PB. The 2nd event of the day took her from 18th to 2nd on the overall ranking as she cleared 1m97 in the […]
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Belgian Championships – RECAP

July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments


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 […]
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European Team Championships First League – In-shape Nolf set to compete in the Long Jump

June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments


The European Athletics Team Championships First League will be staged in Tallinn this weekend with no less than 11 countries competing against each other. Along with Estonia, the host nation, the First League comprises of Belgium, Belarus, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Romania and Slovenia. WAFEL athlete Cedric Nolf is set to take […]
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Hypo Meeting Götzis – Thiam smashes national record to finish 5th – Van der Plaetsen places 6th

June 1, 2014 | 0 Comments


At the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting in Götzis, European junior champion Nafi Thiam smashed her own Belgian record by adding more than 210 points to the PB she set when winning the European junior title in Rieti last year. The Geography student tallied 6508 points to finish 5th, while in the men’s decathlon World […]
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Thiam and Van der Plaetsen ready for Hypo-Meeting in Götzis

May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments


Heptathlete Nafi Thiam and decathlete Thomas Van der Plaetsen both had a productive pre-season and are excited to take part in the Hypo-Meeting in Götzis, Austria from 31 May – 1 June. The famous Hypo-Meeting in Götzis, the Austrian leg of the 2014 IAAF Combined Events Challenge, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a gathering of […]
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Thiam has a flying start to her outdoor season

May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments


Belgian multi event talent Nafi Thiam made the perfect start to her outdoor campaign at the Belgian Collegiate Championships this Thursday May 1st. The European Junior Champion in the heptathlon showed good speed today with a personal best clocking of 12.31 (-1.9) in the 100m. In the shot put she unleashed a personal best throw of 14m85. […]
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IAAF World Indoor Championships – Van der Plaetsen takes heptathlon bronze

March 9, 2014 | 0 Comments


Following solid performances and two PBs on the first day  of the men’s heptathlon, Belgian Van der Plaetsen went on to claim the bronze medal with a new national record score of 6259. Thomas started Saturday with a 8,16 clocking in the 60m hurdles, just 0,03 shy off his PB. He then cleared 5m20 in the pole […]
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IAAF World Indoor Championships – Van der Plaetsen fourth overnight, Thiam qualifies for high jump final

March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments


At the IAAF World Indoor Championships in the Polish town of Sopot, Belgium’s multi event specialist Thomas Van der Plaetsen ended the first day of competition 58 points ahead of his day-one score from Apeldoorn earlier this season while 19-year-old Nafi Thiam remarkably qualified for the women’s high jump final. Van der Plaetsen kicked off […]
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Van der Plaetsen breaks national heptathlon record

February 16, 2014 | 0 Comments


At the Dutch Championships for Combined Events in Apeldoorn, Belgian Thomas Van der Plaetsen put together a national indoor record for the heptathlon this weekend (15-16).  The reigning World University champion kicked off his two-day competition with a 7.24 clocking in the 60m and went on to jump a 7m78 long jump PB. He continued […]
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As Nolf impresses in the triathlon, Thiam jumps to attention with 1m94 PB clearance

February 9, 2014 | 0 Comments


Fan favourite Nafi Thiam opened her 2014 indoor season in fine fashion by winning the women’s high jump competition at the Record Bank Flanders Indoor in Ghent on Sunday February 9 setting a personal best of 1m94. The 19-year-old European Junior Champion in the heptathlon who also surprised with a 1m92 performance in the high […]
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Van der Plaetsen ready for international Combined Events Permit in Tallinn

February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments


Multi-eventer Van der Plaetsen is travelling this week to the Estonian town of Tallinn to compete against double world champion decathlon Trey Hardee. 23-year-old Van der Plaetsen will be looking to improve on his Belgian record (6020 points) and aims to qualify for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland. Van der Plaetsen concluded a […]
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More records for Van der Plaetsen

February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments


At the meeting de Mondeville in France, Belgian multi-eventer Thomas Van der Plaetsen was rewarded with personal best marks in both the 60m hurdles and pole vault. Van der Plaetsen having last week jumped to 7m74 in the long jump, this week improved on his 60m hurdles PB with 0.04 (8.06) and had a promising […]
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Nafi Thiam voted Female Sports Personality of the Year for the Wallonia-Brussels Federation

January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments


In the Royal Theatre of Namur multi-event standout Nafi Thiam was named Female Sports Personality of the Year of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation for her outstanding performances in 2013. In the balloting 19-year-old Thiam finished  ahead of judoka  Anne-Sophie Jura, karateka Laura Pradelli, basketball player Kathy Wambe and hurdler Anne Zagré. The geography student is the successor of […]
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Weekend action – PREVIEW

January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments


As the indoor season gets underway, several WAFEL athletes are set to compete this weekend. On Saturday we will see Thomas Van der Plaetsen in the high jump at the LBFA Championships (out of competition). On Sunday he will be back in action at the Flemish Championships in the men’s long jump and 60m hurdles. The […]
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Belgian Nafi Thiam is Wings For Life World Run Ambassador

January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments


Today the Wings For Life World Run was announced to the public at a press conference in Brussels, Belgium. Stefaan Bettens, the CEO of Jet Import together with Belgian Ambassadors of the event Marc Herremans and WAFEL athlete Nafi Thiam were present to introduce the unique event set to take place on May 4th in […]
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Van der Plaetsen and Nolf kick off 2014 indoor season

January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments


Belgian decathletes Thomas Van der Plaetsen and Cedric Nolf will be opening their indoor season this weekend. 23-year-old Van der Plaetsen, who missed out on both the ‘12 and ’13 indoor season due to injury, just returned from a productive two-month training stint in South Africa and is very excited to kick-off his indoor campaign. […]
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Nafi Thiam is Rising Star of the Year

December 25, 2013 | 0 Comments


At the 2013 Sportsgala held at the AED Studios in Lint, Belgium Nafissatou Thiam was named Rising Star of the Year for 2013. Nafi was selected as winner in balloting of the professional members of sportspress, the national league of sports journalists in Belgium. Thiam had a breakthrough year, highlighted by her victory in the […]
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Nafi Thiam wins Golden Spike Award

December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments


19-year-old heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam yesterday won her 1st Golden Spike Award at a ceremony in the beautiful city hall of Brussels. The Golden Spike Award goes to the Male and Female Athlete of the Year in Belgian athletics. It is a tradition for the Belgian Athletics Federation to organise a poll to designate the laureates. After being named Belgian […]
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Nafi Thiam top three finalist for Belgian Rising Star of the Year Award

November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments


After being shortlisted as one of the fifteen candidates for the Rising Star of the Year Award in Belgium, multi event talent Nafi Thiam is now amongst the three finalists to win the trofee. Thiam broke the  indoor world junior record in the pentathlon (not ratified), was crowned European Junior Champion in the heptathlon, setting […]
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Thiam and Van der Plaetsen amongst candidates for Belgian Sports Awards

November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments


Sportspress.be today announced the names of the male and female athletes who have been shortlisted for the 2013 Belgian Sports Awards. Amongst the candidates are WAFEL athletes Nafi Thiam (heptathlon) and Thomas Van der Plaetsen (decathlon). Thiam who is in contention for the 2013 Rising Star of the Year Award broke the  indoor world junior […]
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WAFEL Athletes set for Brussels Diamond League

September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments


Less than four months after the opening meeting of the series, the 2013 IAAF Diamond League will reach a climax on Friday (6) in Brussels at the Belgacom Van Damme Memorial. Multi-event talent Nafi Thiam will be in action in the high jump for the occasion. With world class jumpers such as Anna Chicherova and […]
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14TH IAAF World Championships will start tomorrow. Watch live on Eurosport or Sporza

August 9, 2013

Van der Plaetsen and Thiam set for IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013

August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments


With just 2 days to go before the start of the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Athletics, which takes place in the Russian capital from 10 to 18 August, Belgian combined events specialists Thomas Van der Plaetsen and Nafissatou Thiam are hoping to build on their stunning performances they set earlier this season. Aged only 22, Van der […]
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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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EA Team Championships – Thiam and Van der Plaetsen show good form

June 24, 2013 | 0 Comments


At the European Athletics Team Championships 1st League in Dublin several WAFEL athletes contributed to Belgium’s eighth placing (236.5 points) last weekend (22-23). Decathlete Thomas Van der Plaetsen collected 7 points in the pole vault by clearing 5m00 despite detrimental weather conditions. Junior Nafissatou Thiam collected valuable points in both the javelin and high jump. […]
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WAFEL Athletes kick off outdoor season

April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments


WAFEL athletes Cedric Nolf and Jan Van Den Broeck kicked off their outdoor season with the provincial championships last weekend.Middle-distance specialist Jan ran to a promising 48.75 personal best time in the 400m. On Thursday May 1st Jan will be returning to Herentals for his first 800m outing of the season.Decathlete Cedric posted 11.97 in […]
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Van der Plaetsen joins Dan Pfaff for extended training camp

March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments


Belgian Thomas Van der Plaetsen, along with his coach Michael Van der Plaetsen, is set to join Dan Pfaff’s training group in Phoenix, AZ for an extended training camp as he prepares for the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Moscow next August.Van der Plaetsen, who spent the last few months in South Africa, will […]
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Van der Plaetsen remains ASICS ambassador up until 2016

March 12, 2013 | 0 Comments


WAFEL Sports Management is delighted to announce that outstanding Track & Field athlete Thomas Van der Plaetsen renewed its sponsorship agreement with sportswear manufacturer ASICS. Van der Plaetsen is a European Junior and European U23 Gold medallist in the decathlon.The multi-year agreement confirms that ASICS will continue being the sports apparel provider for Thomas until […]
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Van Den Broeck and Broothaerts all set for Perfiction Indoor

February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments


As the 2013 indoor season gets underway, WAFEL athletes Damien Broothaerts and Jan Van Den Broeck will be in action this Saturday February 2nd at the Perfiction Indoor in Ghent, Belgium. 23-year-old Jan will be looking to earn his spot on the Belgian delegation for the European Athletics Indoor Championships in the men’s 800m. Following […]
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WAFEL Sports Management joins Belgian Caribbean Business Club

December 15, 2012 | 0 Comments


WAFEL Sports Management recently joined the Belgian Caribbean Business Club, a professional networking organization whose main purpose is to help establish and improve business contacts between Belgian and Caribbean-based companies, (semi) governmental institutions and private persons doing business in the Caribbean. The club primarily consists of Belgian companies/entrepreneurs with strong business and personal ties with […]
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WAFEL athletes preparing for 2013 and beyond

October 28, 2012 | 0 Comments


After a well deserved break WAFEL athletes all over the world have started their preparation for the upcoming track and field season. With the London Olympics behind us we now look forward to the challenges that Rio 2016 will bring. On the four-year road to Rio our clients will be traveling to their National Championships, […]
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