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. The 18-year-old heptathlete showed her class by winning the women’s high jump with a 1m89 clearance on her first attempt and in the process secured full 12 points.

Also on Sunday, Jan Van Den Broeck gathered 6 points in the men’s 800m.