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Nafi Thiam receives golden spike award in Belgium

Heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam was awarded the Golden Spike Award at a ceremony in Stayen, a brand new multi purpose venue exploited by STVV Sint-Truiden.

The Golden Spike Award goes to the Male and Female Athlete of the Year in Belgian athletics. It is a tradition for the Belgian Athletics Federation to organise a poll to designate the laureates.

For the European indoor silver medalist Thiam it is the third time in a row she has been named Belgian Female Athlete of the Year.

After making a successful comeback to the international stage in 2015 by winning gold at the World University Games, Van der Plaetsen received the men’s Silver Spike Award.

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