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Mixed sports offer odds on the Belgian medals at their home race

Triathlon, 4x400m relay and tennis possible success stories

Mixed sports offer odds on the Belgian medals at their home race

Roger Federer with Serena Williams: the finals of the Hopman Cup put the spotlight on the mixed sports. Of the increase of those events on the international calendar is also an advantage for Belgian teams.

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Triathlon, 4x400m relay and tennis possible success stories

Mixed sports offer odds on the Belgian medals at their home race

Roger Federer with Serena Williams: the finals of the Hopman Cup put the spotlight on the mixed sports. Of the increase of those events on the international calendar is also an advantage for Belgian teams.

Also this mixed sports in Tokyo 2020

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Hans Jacobs

Triathlon Four Belgian Hammers

At the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in Glasgow last year, the competition for the first time, a knock of the Belgian Hammers on a international championship: when rushed, Marten Van Riel, Jelle Geens, Claire Michel and Valerie Barthelemy to the bronze. On the world cup, they had already shown that their historic medal was no accident.

Mixed triathlon works like this: a triathlete, a triathlete, a triathlete, and finally a triathlete to work each 300 meter swim, 5.6 km cycling and a mile walk. In this explosive part of the olympic quarter triathlon at the gemengdeploegenestafette is the youngest discipline in triathlon – the Belgians clearly in the picture. Given their remarkable rise allowed the Hammers, rightly, dreams of Tokyo 2020 and they may a great day even compete for prizes.

Athletics – 4x400m relay, Two Tornados, two Cheetahs

In 2019, the discipline for the first time her entry: 4x400m relay, but then for mixed teams, not only on the world cup relay race in the Japanese Yokohama, but also at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in athletics in Doha.

Belgian Hammers a super day race for the prizes

That is a Belgian windfall for the Tornados and the Cheetahs. The Belgian men have been playing for years with the top of the world, the Cheetahs came this year and squeak stranded on a sigh of a European medal. It is intended that this year as much as possible together on stage, and team building.

In theory, would two Tornados and two Cheethahs nice their strict must be able to attract. In practice, Belgium has, however, a huge disadvantage compared to larger atletieklanden that much more 4x400m relay runners and loopsters. On an international championship as a world CHAMPIONSHIP or Olympic Games is the timetable in practice murderous to impossible – with both the 400m and the 4x400m relay and the mixed 4x400m relay. Large countries can be much more their toplopers save.

Tennis – mixed dubbelGoffin and Mertens

Double mixed is already in the tennis. In the regular circuit, it is often run for spe(e)l(st)ers whose enkelcarrière a lower priority is running. At the Olympic Games want top do from their dorm, with an olympic medal as bait. Or, as these days at the Hopman Cup as preparation for the Australian Open to wedstrijdritme to do. So names last year, David Goffin and Elise Mertens, Belgium’s best player and tennister part in the Hopman Cup in Perth, and they found it fun to play together.

For the first time in their tennis career were Roger Federer and Serena Williams yesterday opposite to each other. In the Hopman Cup in Perth, a nations cup for mixed teams, they crossed swords in a mixed double. Federer pulled it to the side of Belinda Bencic 4-2 and 4-3 (5/3) Williams and Frances Tiafoe. “We had a lot of fun’ responded Williams and Federer afterwards. epa, afp

The tenniskalender is still always crowded, so much so that the results stand or fall with a sensible toernooikeuze during the year, the balance between tournament play without the danger of overload and possible injuries. But if both of them like to a topdubbel to form at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020, has Team Belgium there’ll be a medaillekans.

Also this mixed sports in Tokyo 2020

● Swimming 4x100m individual medley

● Archery

● Badminton doubles mixed

● Judo mixed team

● Sailing Nacra 17 Foiling (tweemanscatamaran)

● Shooting 10m air rifle mixed team

● Clay pigeon shooting mixed team

● Table tennis doubles mixed

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