Belgian Tornados and mixed 4×400 meter relay team qualify for the Olympic Games, Belgian Falcons and Cheetahs miss out on finals | Olympics

Belgian Tornados and mixed 4×400 meter relay team qualify for the Olympic Games, Belgian Falcons and Cheetahs miss out on finals | Olympics
Belgian Tornados and mixed 4×400 meter relay team qualify for the Olympic Games, Belgian Falcons and Cheetahs miss out on finals | Olympics
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updateThe Belgian Tornados, the relay team on the men’s 4×400 meters, have secured a ticket for the Olympic Games at the World Relays in the Bahamas, just like the Belgian relay team on the mixed 4×400 meters. The Belgian Falcons, the relay team on the 4×100 meters. meters for the men, has not qualified for the final and has not yet passed Olympic qualification. The Belgian Cheetahs also narrowly missed out on a final place.

The Belgian Tornados took part in the second of four series. Dylan Borlée, Robin Vanderbemden, Jonathan Sacoor and Alexander Doom ran 3:00.09, good for first place in their series. Since the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the Belgian record has stood at 2:57.88. Alexander Doom, Jonathan Sacoor, Dylan Borlée and Kévin Borlée then set the top time.

The Belgian Cheetas, the Belgian relay team for the women’s 4×400 meters, was just unable to qualify for the final, unlike the Tornados. The Belgian Cheetahs took part in the fourth of four series. Naomi Van Den Broeck, Hanne Claes, Liefde Schoemaker and Helena Ponette ran 3:27.19, good for third place in their series, while only the top two of each series qualify for the final and thus ensure participation in the Games in Paris.

Belgian mixed relay team

The Belgian mixed relay team took part in the third of four heats. Jonathan Sacoor, Imke Vervaet, Christian Iguacel and Camille Laus ran 3:13.18, good for second place in their series, behind Ireland.

The top two of each series qualified for the final and immediately secured participation in the Games in Paris. The rest of the countries will have rematches, in which six Olympic tickets can also be distributed. Both the final and the rematch are scheduled for Sunday (local time, night from Sunday to Monday in Belgium).

The Belgian record has stood at 3:11.51 since the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Dylan Borlée, Imke Vervaet, Camille Laus and Kevin Borlée then set the top time.

Belgian Falcons

The Belgian relay team in the men’s 4×100 meters did not qualify for the final at the World Relays in the Bahamas on Saturday (local time). The Belgian Falcons have not yet managed to secure a ticket for next summer’s Olympic Games in Paris.

The Belgian Falcons took part in the third of four series. Kobe Vleminckx, Ward Merckx, Antoine Snyders and Valentijn Hoornaert seemed to run to seventh place in their series with 39.82, but a little later they were disqualified due to an incorrect baton change.

The Belgian record has been 38.68 since last week and a meeting in Curaçao. Antoine Snyders, Ward Merckx, Simon Verherstraeten and Kobe Vleminckx then set that top time.

Dylan Borlee in action during the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow last month. © Photo News

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