Belgian athletes excelled at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
At the European Track Cycling Championships in the French city of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, which took place from 19 to 23 October, the Belgian athletes performed exceptionally well.
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.