After being shortlisted as one of the fifteen candidates for the Rising Star of the Year Award in Belgium, multi event talent Nafi Thiam is now amongst the three finalists to win the trofee.

Thiam broke the  indoor world junior record in the pentathlon (not ratified), was crowned European Junior Champion in the heptathlon, setting a national senior record in the process. She placed 14th in the heptathlon at the World Championships in Moscow and concluded the 2012-2013 athletics season ranked as the #1 junior in the world.

The two other finalists for the title are cyclist Igor Decraene and Stoffel Vandoorne (Formula 1).

The announcement of the winners is scheduled to take place live on stage during the 2013 Sportgala on Sunday 22 December 2013.