Belgian decathletes Thomas Van der Plaetsen and Cedric Nolf will be opening their indoor season this weekend. 23-year-old Van der Plaetsen, who missed out on both the ‘12 and ’13 indoor season due to injury, just returned from a productive two-month training stint in South Africa and is very excited to kick-off his indoor campaign.

Thomas is scheduled to compete in the shot put at the regional championships in Ghent on Saturday. The next day we will see Thomas in the pole vault at a local competition in Germany.

Also at the regional championships, fellow multi-eventer Cedric Nolf will be in action in both the 60m and the long jump.

Van der Plaetsen has his first indoor heptathlon scheduled for the weekend of Feb 7-8 at the Tallinn Combined Events where he hopes to earn his qualification for the IAAF World Indoor Championships.