Nafissatou Thiam

Nafissatou Thiam

Date Of Birth19 August 1994
Age23 years 3 months 22 days
Day of BirthFriday
Place Of BirthNamur, Belgium
ProfessionsHeptathlon , High jump , Athletics , Long jump
Nickname Nafi
Full Name Nafissatou Nafi Thiam

Personal Information
Mother TongueFrench
Languages English , French
NationalityBelgian
EthnicityMultiracial
Complexion Brown
Family Information
Mother Danièle Denisty
Education Qualifications
Education (Graduation) Geography at the University of Liège
Alma Materthe University of Liège
Body Features & Measurements
Height184 CM
1.84 M
6 Feet 0 Inches
72 Inches
Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Weight68 KG
150 lbs
Figure TypeRectangular
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Favorite Sportbasketball
Favorite sports person Carolina Klüft (3 time Olympic champion)
Social Networks, Web links
Wiki PageWiki Page
Facebook ProfileFacebook Profile
Twitter ProfileTwitter Profile
Official WebsiteOfficial Website
Instagram ProfileInstagram Profile
Contact
Contacts (Email)helena@wafelsportsmanagement.com
kim@wafelsportsmanagement.com
nafi_thiam@live.be
AddressLBFA Attn Nafi Thiam Marathonlaan 119B 1020 Brussel BELGIUM
More Information
Friend Niels Pittomvils
Coach Roger Lespagnard (former Olympic athlete decathlon)

Biography

Nafissatou is a Belgian athlete who competes in Heptathlon, long jump, high jump. Nafissatou became the Olympic champion in heptathlon in 2016. She also won gold medal at the 2017 IAAF World Athletics championships.

Nafissatou was born on 19th August 199 to a Senegalese father and a Belgian father. She was brought up by her mother, her parents are divorced and her father has returned to Senagal, she has a sister and brothers.

Nafissatou Thiam - Interesting Facts & Trivia

  • Nafissatou started participating in athletics at the age of seven.
  • She became a national champion for the first time in 2009 in her age group.
  • She has the individual best score of 7013 points in  Heptathlon. She is the third in the alltime best list behind the legendary Jackie Joyner-Kersee & Nafi's favorite athlete Carolina Klüft.
  • Previous best score in women's heptathlon by a Belgian was 6298, Nafi broke it by a gigantic margin of 700+ points.
  • Thiam is one of the only 4 women to cross the 7000 points barrier in Heptathlon.
  • In 2013 Thiam became the first Belgian woman athlete to break a world record.
  • Thiam rose to fame after winning the Olympics Gold medal in 2016.
  • Thiam was the Belgian flag bearer at the Olympic closing ceremony, a great honor deserving a champion like her.
  • Nafissatou is the first Belgian athlete to win Gold medal at the World Athletics Championships.
  • Nafissatou is a National Level gold medal winner in High jump as well as Long jump in her country Belgium.
  • Practice: She usually runs in the morning as a part of her practice and practices other events after 3.30 in the evening.
  • Future plans: She wants to finish her degree in 4 years instead of 3, make best use of her age, take sports seriously for some time and then devote her time for master's degree.
  • She studied sceince in her high school.
  • 2011: Nafi finished 4th an the World Youth Championships (Lille, France)with 
  • 2012: Nafi finished 14th at the World Junior Championships
  • 2013: Nafi broke the junior indoor world record in pentathlon at Ghent with a total of 4558.
  • 2013: Nafi won the gold medal at the European Junior Athletics Championships.
  • She has been training with RFCL club for some time now.
  • Nafi also used to train in basketball before taking athletics full time.
  • She likes Javelin throwing and High jump, while not a fan of 800m running
  • Usain Bolt gave her his number, she feels it is one of the best moments of her sporting career.
  • She had a knee injury during training.
  • She used to listen to Kelly Ross and Chris Brown during her training.
  • Before the events she takes biscuits & rice pudding.

Nafissatou Thiam- Records

  • Olympic champion
  • World champion
  • European Indoor champion
  • European Junior champion
  • Diamond League meeting winner
  • European Team Championships League winner
  • National champion
  • National Indoor champion

Nafissatou Thiam's - Performances by year

Year Points Place Comments
2011 5366 Lille, France  
2012 5384 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain World Junior Championships in Athletics
2013  6298  Rieti, Italy European Junior Athletics Championships
2014 6423 Letzigrund, Zürich, Switzerland European Athletics Championships
2016  6810  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Olympics
2017 6784 London World Championships in Athletics

Nafissatou Thiam: Photos, Pictures

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