Anne Zagre, Nafi Thiam and Elise Vanderelst came into action today in Liege to further prepare for next month’s Olympic Games. Thiam was positive afterwards and indicated that she was relieved of her knee pain.
Zagre wins, Thiam 5th
Belgian champion Anne Zagré impressed in the 100 meter hurdles. She won in a time of 13-13, ahead of Romanian Anamaria Nesteriuc and Cypriot Natalia Christofi.
Noor Vidts already came in 4th and Nafi Thiam finished 5th in 13’64. Nevertheless, Thiam was not dissatisfied afterwards: “My start was really great”, Thiam said afterwards. “I have never even been so good in the first part of the race.”
“Unfortunately I slowed down on the last hurdles, so my result was disappointing. In Tokyo I will have to keep my concentration well and not worry in the competition.”
Thiam also got rid of her knee pain: “During the national championships I still had it, but now the pain has almost disappeared. I feel that I have my minor physical problems under control. trust.”
Winner Anne Zagré was a bit dissatisfied. “I lost track at the end of the race. It’s a bit of a shame. The weather made me a little hesitant to run, but in the end it wasn’t too bad, it was dry enough and not too cold for the race.”
“Anyway, I tell myself that in Tokyo we can have all kinds of weather conditions. I want to put in my best time in Tokyo, but I don’t have a specific place in mind. I just want to do my best.”
Good time for Elise Vanderelst
Elise Vanderelst also came into action in the 800 meters. The European champion in the 1500 meters finished in 4th place in a good time of 2’03″96. She worked on her speed in preparation for the 1500 meters at the Games.
This weekend Vanderelst will also be in action at the Nacht van Heusden where she will attack the Belgian record of Anne-Marie Van Nuffel in the 1000 meters.
In the 100 meters there was also a nice place of honor for Rani Rosius. She narrowly acknowledged her superiority in New Zealand’s Zoe Hobbs.
2nd places for Camroy and Brothers
In the high jump, Thomas Carmoy could not digest the 2 meters 23 he reached last weekend. He finished 2nd behind the Russian Mikhail Akimenko.
Ben Broeders (5m55) had to settle for a 2nd place in the pole vault after the Dutchman Rutger Koppelaar (5m57).