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.
Marino Vanhoenacker is the new Ironman world record holder for the full distance.
The spotlight has gone out on the Rio Paralympic Games, where our Belgian athletes produced some exceptional performances.