She did it! Our young 23-year old compatriot Elise Mertens, ranked 26th in the world, won the Women's Doubles at the US Open in Flushing Meadows.
After a thrilling final, Ann Wauters and her team, the Los Angeles Sparks, won the WNBA title.
In the autumn of his career, Tom Boonen gained a third place at the road cycling world championships in Qatar. At the finish he was defeated by new world champion Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish.
On Saturday 15 October, Nafissatou Thiam was awarded the 2016 Rising Star trophy during the Golden Tracks gala evening organised by the European Athletic Association in Funchal, Portugal.
The Belgian racing driver Anthony Kumpen won the Elite 1 of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series on the Circuit of Zolder. The Belgian racing driver Stienes Longin was crowned champion of Elite 2.
Thomas Pieters has made history once again. At the 2016 Ryder Cup, he scored four points for the European team and thus became the best rookie ever at the prestigious golf tournament.