Toma Nikiforov has won the European Championships in Lisbon, beating the world number one in his category (-100 kg) in the final.
Almost completely unknown five years ago, this racket sport has boomed over the past few years. Extremely popular in Spain and Argentina, padel already has millions of players around the world.
Belgium has held first place in the FIFA World Rankings since 2018, due to its good performance during the world cup in the same year, among other things.
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.
Belgium won its first European title at the European team showjumping championships on Friday 23 August, also qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The successes keep on coming for the Red Lions. After winning the World Championships in India eight months ago, our hockey players have now become European champions.