The Belgian association of athletics has Tuesday the nominees for the Golden Spike, the trophy for best athlete and female athlete of the year, announced. Searches for successors to Thomas Of the Variation and Nafi Thiam.
The Gala is going to be again on Stayen in Sint-Truiden. What is striking is the date picker: on 9 december, to abide to in all probability be half of the nominees at the european CHAMPIONSHIP cross-country in Slovakia, on 10 december, will continue. The vote is to atletiekjournalisten, former national leaders and directors of the atletiekbonden.
In the women, there seems to be no possible doubt and the trophy, in principle, always to Thiam. They will be challenged by Renée Eykens, Fanny Smets and Anne Zagré. In the men there was not a single large outlier, and so, it can be from no less than eleven nominees will be selected: Bashir Abdi, Arnaud Art, Jonathan Borlée, Kevin Borlée, Soufiane Bouchikhi, Am Brothers, Ismael Debjani, Isaac Kimeli, Philip Milanov, Koen Naert and Niels Pittomvils.
Women: Nafi Thiam, Renée Eykens, Fanny Smets and Anne Zagré
Men: Bashir Abdi, Arnaud Art, Jonathan Borlée, Kevin Borlée, Soufiane Bouchikhi, Am Brothers, Ismael Debjani, Isaac Kimeli, Philip Milanov, Koen Naert and Niels Pittomvils
Promises for women: Hanne Maudens, Claire Orcel, Lisa Roman, Justine Tinck, Margo Van puyvelde got some, Elise Vanderelst and Noor Vidts
Promises men: Dries De Smet, Simon Debognies, Dieter Kersten and Jonathan Sacoor
Team of the year: Belgian Tornados, 4x400m relay promises men, 4x100m junior women, belofteploeg cross country running men