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 centimeters to her previous indoor PB.
In the long jump she had a best jump of 6m33 ensuring her ranking at the front of the field. Despite not being the fastest 800m runner, the Geography student ran at her own pace managing a 2:24.23 clocking to maintain her 2nd place in the overall ranking with another solid tally of 4.696 points. This silver medal is her second consecutive accolade at the senior level.
British Katarina Johnson Thompson took the gold, collecting 5.000 points with local favorite Klucinova claiming the bronze (4.687).