World Championships in Athletics: Belgian Tornado wins bronze in the 400m 4x – other sports

On the final day of the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Belgium’s Tornado won the bronze medal in the 4x400m final. The Belgian Cheetah finished sixth in the final.

It is the third medal of honor in this World Cup in Belgium after the bronze medal for Bashir Abdi in the marathon and the gold medal for Navi Thiam in the heptathlon.

Dylan Burleigh, Julian Wattrin, Alexander Dom and closing runner Kevin Burley scored at 2:58.72.

The United States took the gold in 2:56.17 with Elijah Goodwin, Michael Norman, Bryce Dedmon and champion Allison. Jamaica took the silver (58.58:2).

The Belgian Tornado achieved the highest time in the distance of 2:57.88, which was set by Alexandre Doum, Jonathan Sakor, Dylan Burley and Kevin Burley at the Olympic Games in Tokyo last year. Julian Wattrin, Dylan Burleigh, Jonathan Sakor and closing runner Kevin Burley scored the fourth total chrono in the series on Saturday (3:01.96).

Team Tornado, which was crowned world indoor champions in Belgrade earlier this year, also took bronze in the 4x400m race in Doha in 2019.

Team Tornado completed the 29th Grand Slam Final on Sunday. This resulted in a place on the podium by fourteen times, so they now take their fifteenth medal.

Kevin Burley rushes to bronze, directly ahead of Jamaican Christopher Taylor. © Reuters

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The Belgian Cheetah finished sixth in the 4x400m final. The United States also went for gold there.

Helena Bonet, Emeke Verfait, Pauline Coquette and Camille Laus scored 3:26.29. Talitha Diggs, Abby Steiner, Bretton Wilson and Sidney McLaughlin took the gold with a time of 3:17.79, ahead of Jamaica (3:20.74) and Great Britain (3:22.64).

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The Belgian Panthers have a best time of 3:23.96, which was set by Naomi van den Broek, Emke Verfayt, Paulian Coquette and Camille Laus at the Tokyo Olympics last year. Carol Pam’s athletes finished seventh at the Tokyo Olympics and sixth in Belgrade at the World Indoor Championships in March. Naomi van den Broek, Emke Vervet, Helena Bonet and Camille Laus ran to 3:28.02 in Saturday’s qualifying, good for the fourth Chrono Total.

It is the third medal of honor in this World Cup for the Belgian team, after the bronze by Bashir Abdi in the marathon and the gold medal for Navi Thiam in the heptathlon. Dylan Burley, Julian Wattrin, Alexander Dom and the final runner Kevin Burley achieved 2: 58.72. The United States took the gold in 2:56.17 with Elijah Goodwin, Michael Norman, Bryce Dedmon and champion Allison. Jamaica took the silver (58.58:2). The Belgian Tornado achieved the highest time in the distance of 2:57.88, which was set by Alexandre Doum, Jonathan Sakor, Dylan Burley and Kevin Burley at the Olympic Games in Tokyo last year. Julian Wattrin, Dylan Burleigh, Jonathan Sakor and closing runner Kevin Burley scored the fourth total chrono in the series on Saturday (3:01.96). Team Tornado, who was crowned world indoor champions in Belgrade earlier this year, also claimed bronze in the 4x400m race in Doha in 2019. Team Tornado completed the 29th Grand Slam final on Sunday. Fourteen times before that they secured a podium place, they now take their 15th medal, with the Belgian Panthers finishing sixth in the 4x400m final. The United States also went to the gold medal there, with Helena Bonet, Emeke Verfait, Pauline Coquette and Camille Lauss recording 3:26.29. Talitha Diggs, Abby Steiner, Bretton Wilson and Sidney McLaughlin took the gold with a time of 3:17.79, ahead of Jamaica (3:20.74) and Great Britain (3:22.64). The Belgian Panthers have a best time of 3:23.96, which was set by Naomi van den Broek, Emke Verfayt, Pauline Coquette and Camille Laus at the Olympic Games in Tokyo last year. Carol Pam’s athletes finished seventh at the Tokyo Olympics and sixth in Belgrade at the World Indoor Championships in March. Naomi van den Broek, Emke Vervet, Helena Bonet and Camille Laus ran to 3:28.02 in Saturday’s qualifying, good for the fourth Chrono Total.

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