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Belgium's Thiam wins heptathlon at European Championship

11 Aug 2018, 00:19 ( 9 Months ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Belgian athlete Nafissatou Thiam. File Photo Xinhua.

Belgium's Nafissatou Thiam clinched the heptathlon gold with 6,816 points at the inaugural multi-sport European Championships in Berlin's Olympic Stadium on Friday.

   Reigning Olympic and world champion Thiam added another medal to her title collection after outperforming the competition.

   Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson secured the silver medal with 6,759 points followed by Germany's bronze winner Carolin Schafer, who eked out 6602 points.

   "It was breathtaking. I will not forget this my whole life," Schafer said.

   The European Championships is a new multi-sport event, bringing together the existing European Championships of seven different federations every four years. The on-going event is jointly hosted by Berlin and Glasgow.