No Olympic ticket yet for Rani Rosius and co after a wrong stick change during 4×100

No Olympic ticket yet for Rani Rosius and co after a wrong stick change during 4×100
No Olympic ticket yet for Rani Rosius and co after a wrong stick change during 4×100
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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.

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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).

Christian Iguacel made way for Robin Vanderbemden in the Bahamas — © PA

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 mixed relay 4×400 meters also qualifies for the Olympic Games

The Belgian relay team in the mixed 4×400 meters also qualified for the final and the corresponding ticket for the Games. Belgium took part in the third of four series. Jonathan Sacoor, Imke Vervaet, Christian Iguacel and Camille Laus ran 3:13.18, good for second place in their series, behind Ireland.

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 Rockets to second chances

The Belgian relay team in the women’s 4×100 meters could not qualify for the final and the corresponding ticket for the Games. The Belgian Rockets took part in the third of four series. Rani Vincke, Rani Rosius, Elise Mehuys and Delphine Nkansa ran 43.96, good for sixth place in their series, but an incorrect baton change afterwards led to a disqualification.

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The Belgian record has stood at 42.54 since the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Olivia Borleé, Hanna Mariën, Elodie Ouedraogo and Kim Gevaert then set that top time, which earned them the gold medal after the disqualification of winner Russia many years later.

Belgian Falcons to second chances

Just like the Rockets, the Belgian Falcons (4×100 for men) were also unable to qualify for the final and the Games. The Falcons competed 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.

Robin Vanderbemden and Simon Verherstraeten were replaced in the Bahamas by Antoine Snyders and Valentijn Hoornaert

Robin Vanderbemden and Simon Verherstraeten were replaced in the Bahamas by Antoine Snyders and Valentijn Hoornaert — © BELGA

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.

Belgian Cheetahs narrowly miss out on a place in the final

Without spearhead Cynthia Bolingo, who is struggling with an Achilles tendon injury, the Belgian relay team in the women’s 4×400 meters could not qualify for the final and the Games.

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.

Naomi Van Den Broeck and Liefde Schoemaeker replaced Imke Vervaet and Camille Laus in the Bahamas

Naomi Van Den Broeck and Liefde Schoemaeker replaced Imke Vervaet and Camille Laus in the Bahamas — © BELGA

Since the 2022 European Championships in Munich, the Belgian record has stood at 3:22.12. Cynthia Bolingo, Hanne Claes, Helena Ponette and Camille Laus then set the top time.

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