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Nafi Thiam voted Belgian sports woman of the year for 3rd consecutive time

Nafissatou Thiam was named Belgian Sports Woman of the Year at the Sportgala in Brussels on Saturday evening. For the heptathlon standout it’s the third consecutive time to clinch the award.

Thiam began her season by taking the pentathlon title at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Belgrade where she set a world-leading total of 4870.

In May she took first place at the Gotzis Hypo Meeting with a standout performance becoming just the fourth heptathlete in history to score over 7000 points. The 23-year-old moved to third on the world all-time lists with a score of 7013.

Thiam set five outdoor lifetime bests – and a national javelin record of 59.32m – across those two days in Gotzis and also equalled her lifetime best of 1.98m in the high jump.

She continued her winning streak by claiming gold at the IAAF World Championships in London in August tallying another solid score of 6784.

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