New record for Nafissatou Thiam! The athlete from Namur improved his long jump record by 19 cm.
Nafissatou Thiam improved his Belgian long jump record with a jump to 6m86 on Sunday at the Birmingham Grand Prix in England. The RFC Liégeois athlete achieved 6m86 on his third attempt (wind: +0.9 m / s).
Since her second attempt, the Namuroise had improved her previous record by 7cm by jumping to 6m74 (wind: -0.3m / s).
His previous record (6m67) was dated June 23, during the Decastar heptathlon in Talence in France.
With this 6m86 mark, Thiam reaches the minimum lengths for both the 2019 Doha World Cup (6m72) and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games (6m82).
The heptathlon world champion signed on this occasion the ninth best world performance of the year in a long time.
With her 6m86 jump, Nafi Thiam won by a small centimeter ahead of Serbian Ivana Spanovic and Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson.
A more than successful recovery
On the eve of her 25th birthday, Namuroise, current queen of the heptathlon, made her first Diamond League appearance of the season and had not returned to England since her world title in London on August 6, 2017.
He was also competing in his first competition since his elbow injury at the Talence heptathlon in late June.
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