Athletes Louise Carton, Pieter-Jan Hannes, Axelle Dauwens and Isaac Kimeli had a less nice christmas present. They see their opportunity to play professional Sports in Flanders has not been renewed. Renée Eykens signed back her first professional contract. That confirmed Sport Flanders Belga. Also four athletes in French-speaking Belgium lose their status.
The number of professional in Flanders is reduced from seven to four. The only full-time prof that remains is tienkamper Thomas Of the Variation. Pole vault jumper ‘m Brothers and discus thrower Philip Milanov will retain their part-time studentencontract. Such a contract is from January 1, also for European beloftekampioene 800m Renée Eykens.
That both Louise Carton (5,000 m), Pieter-Jan Hannes (1,500 m), Axelle Dauwens (400m hurdles) as Isaac Kimeli (1,500 m) of their contract lose, it comes as a surprise. When Kimeli especially since he is only 23, and last summer his personal record aanscherpte, at the others because they were in a recent past, their great potential expressed. None of the four athletes could in the summer for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in London places.
Sport, Flanders has since this year a cooperation with the VDAB, which makes professional athletes the unemployment can get without the same requirements to meet as ‘normal’ unemployed people. Eline Berings, Niels Pittomvils and Bashir Abdi are already included in the project, also Isaac Kimeli and Axelle Dauwens submitted a request in for it to arrive.
Also four athletes in French-speaking Belgium lose their status
Also in French-speaking Belgium, four of the twelve atletiekcontracten not be extended. Jeroen D’hoedt (3,000 m steeple), Abdelhadi El Hachimi (marathon), Cynthia Bolingo (200m) and Antoine Gillet (4x400m relay) play their status will be lost.
Arnaud Art (pole vault), Robin Vanderbemden (200m, 400m, 4x400m relay), Soufiane Bouchikhi (5,000 m), Ishmael Debjani (1,500 m), Tarik Moukrime (1,500 m), Koen Naert (marathon), Julien Watrin (400m, 4x400m relay) and Nafi Thiam (zevenkamp) retain their contract.
The brothers, Kevin, Jonathan and Dylan Borlée and Anne Zagré have an agreement with the Brussels Capital Region.