Category: Thomas Van der Plaetsen

Press release: Thomas Van der Plaetsen and Versele-Laga collaborate in their decathlons towards 2020

February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments


In the next 4 years, decathlete and citizen of Deinze Thomas Van der Plaetsen will be receiving the support of pet food and care items producer Versele-Laga, also located in Deinze. Even though the two ambassadors of Deinze both have their own ambitions, they still have multiple common ‘disciplines’. They already have a strong connection […]
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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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Thomas Van der Plaetsen stelt boek Back On Track voor

December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments


Vandaag stelde Europees Kampioen tienkamp Thomas Van der Plaetsen “Back on Track” voor. In het boek praat hij openhartig over zijn donkere dagen en het revalidatieproces, maar ook over zijn fonds Back On Track, over topsport, trainen en persoonlijke ontwikkeling. Het boek is aangevuld met een heel aantal exclusieve foto’s uit de persoonlijke collectie van Thomas en mensen uit […]
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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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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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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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