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Nafi jumps 6m79 to break the Belgian indoor long jump record

Nafi chose the French national indoor championships in Liévin to test her form in the long jump.

It turned out to be a good day in the office for the reigning Olympic heptathlon champion as she improved the Belgian indoor record three times in as many rounds and marked her 4 best jumps ever indoors, her best effort being 6m79.

On her first attempt Nafi jumped to an indoor lifetime best of 6m63 but followed it up with a 6m66 jump on her second attempt and then reaching 6m79 on the third before another solid jump of 6m59 in the fourth round.

Speaking to L’Equipe, she said: “I’m really happy, the first three jumps for me are very important in the heptathlon. I didn’t really prepare for the indoor season. My coach really wanted me to do a long jump competition because it was going well in training. I am surprised and happy to see that the technical work is bearing fruit.”

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