Category: Track and Field

Thomas Van der Plaetsen receives FISU Award

August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

During the 3rd FISU Gala at the Taipei City Hall on 18 August, Belgian decathlete Thomas Van der Plaetsen was honoured with a FISU Award for his remarkable contribution to the development of university sport. Belgian decathlete Thomas Van der Plaetsen, a double Universiade champion (2013 & 2015 and 2016 European Champion) was awarded ‘Best […]
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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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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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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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