Nafi Thiam wins golden tracks female rising star of the year
Olympic heptathlon Champion Nafi Thiam was crowned Golden Tracks Female Rising Star of the Year by European Athletics in Funchal, Madeira.
The Belgian Geography student was just sensational as she broke the national record and set the world-leading mark with 6810 to beat Britain’s defending champion Jessica Ennis-Hill by 35 points.
Thiam also set five personal best marks – in the 100m hurdles, high jump (where her 1.98m along with Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson is a heptathlon world best), long jump, javelin and 800m.
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