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Report02 Feb 2019

Indoor round-up: Combined events world leads for Van der Plaetsen and Maudens, Mihambo leaps 6.99m in Berlin 

Contesting his first heptathlon since taking the bronze medal at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships, Thomas van der Plaetsen won the Belgian indoor title in Gent on Sunday (3) with a world-leading 6132.

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Report07 Jul 2016

Van der Plaetsen takes European decathlon title

In the European Championships decathlon, part of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge, a strong second-day performance from Thomas van der Plaetsen gave Belgium their first ever outdoor continental combined events title.

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Feature28 Jul 2015

Difficult year now behind him, Van der Plaetsen looks ahead to Beijing and Rio

It is the letter that all athletes hope they never receive.

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Report09 Jul 2015

Van der Plaetsen retains World University Games decathlon title

Belgian decathlete Thomas van der Plaetsen successfully defended his title at the World University Games in the Korean city of Gwangju on Thursday (9) in a competition which came down to the final event.

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Previews29 May 2014

Former winners Hardee, Krauchanka and Theisen-Eaton among the favourites in Gotzis

The famous Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis, the Austrian leg of the 2014 IAAF Combined Events Challenge, will celebrate its 40th anniversary between 31 May and 1 June with a gathering of world, Olympic and European medallists at the famous Mosle Stadium.

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News06 May 2014

Hardee and Broersen among latest additions to Gotzis field

Two-time world champion Trey Hardee and world indoor champion Nadine Broersen have been added to the line-up for this year’s Hypo-Meeting, the 40th edition of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting in Gotzis, which this year will be held between 31 May and 1 June.

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Report08 Mar 2014

Report: men’s heptathlon 1000m – Sopot 2014

It wasn’t meant to be today, but missing out on a fourth straight world indoor record is hardly a failure for Ashton Eaton.

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Report08 Mar 2014

Report: men’s heptathlon pole vault – Sopot 2014

Ashton Eaton leads the heptathlon with 5699 after six events, the highest score ever at this stage.

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Report10 Jul 2013

Ukhov upset as Mudrov wins High Jump at World University Games

Despite his below-par performance at his only other outdoor outing this summer, London 2012 Olympic Games champion Ivan Ukhov was still the High Jump favourite on the third day of the World University Games in Kazan, but he found himself upstaged by his compatriot Sergey Mudrov on Tuesday.

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Report08 Jul 2013

Klishina and Fajdek the stars of the second day at the World University Games

Severe thunder storms forced the organisers of the World University Games to suspend the second day’s programme in Kazan, Russia, for more than 30 minutes but that didn’t distract Russian long jump star Darya Klishina on Monday (8).

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News07 Feb 2011

Van der Plaetsen breaks Belgian indoor heptathlon record

European junior decathlon champion Thomas Van der Plaetsen made his indoor heptathlon debut a memorable one, setting a Belgian record at the National Indoor Combined Events Championships (5-6) in Gent.

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