Category: Nafi Thiam

Nafi Thiam adds world heptathlon title to Olympic crown

August 7, 2017

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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Audi continues their partnership with heptathlete Nafi Thiam

April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments


In 2016, Audi’s engaged in a partnership with heptathlete Nafi Thiam. With the Olympics of 2020 in Tokio in mind, Audi and Nafi decided to prolong their collaboration for another three years.  After achieving European gold as a junior, Nafi made a rapid rise from a promising junior to one of the world’s best.With her […]
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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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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 claims Olympic Heptathlon gold

August 14, 2016

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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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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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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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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