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. 6m43 is also her outdoor personal best.

Earlier that day, she posted a solid 8.50 clocking in the 60m hurdles.

Nafi’s next outing is planned for next weekend’s National Combined Events Championships on 7 February also in Ghent.