World Athletics Championships: a fantastic result!


After Bashir Abdi's bronze medal in the marathon and Nafissatou Thiam's gold in the heptathlon, the Belgian Tornados have given Belgium a third medal by finishing third in the men's 4x400m relay. Ranked 16thin the country rankings, Belgium has achieved the best result in its history!

As it did in Doha in 2019, our men's 4x400m relay team finished third in the final of these 18th World Athletics Championships. On the track in Eugene, Oregon (USA), the Belgian Tornados confirmed their position at the world's highest level by winning their 15th international medal, including gold at the last World Indoor Championships in Belgrade in March 2022.

Only the Americans and the Jamaicans proved stronger than the four Belgian runners in this very tactical discipline. Dylan Borlée, Julien Watrin, Alexander Doom (who replaced Jonathan Sacoor) and Kevin Borlée achieved a time of 2.58.72, preceded by Jamaica (2.58.58) and the United States a long way ahead (2.56.17).

Since the World Athletics Championships were created in 1983, Belgian athletes have won a total of 11 medals, including three in this 18th event thanks also to those won by Bashir Abdi (third in the marathon) and Nafissatou Thiam (dominant winner in the heptathlon).

The Belgian athletes are proud of their overall results and are now focusing their medal ambitions on the European Championships in Munich, which will take place from 15 to 21 August.