The Brussels Grand Prix took place despite a complicated health situation. A real headache for the organisers (Brussels Athletics) but the team was keen to set up the 2020 edition. An opportunity for the athletes to get back to competition and that’s the most important thing.
An edition that kept all its promises because despite the sanitary protocol put in place, more than 600 athletes were present at this 12th edition.
Great names from Brussels and from Belgium and abroad were present.
The Borlée brotherhood and the other Tornado’s (Jonathan Sacoor, Julie Watrin, Robin Vanderbemden), Ismael Debjani, Anne Zagré, Ben Broeders, Hanne Maudens, Imke Vervaet, Renée Eyckens, the Belgian Cheetahs (Camille Laus, Cynthia Bolingo, Margo van Puyvelde, Paulien Couchkuyt) and many others.
Among the Belgian hopefuls Lucie Ferauge, Thomas Carmois, Eliott Crestan, Rani Rosius came to test themselves in view of the National Championships which will be held in the spring of 2010.
On the Paralympic side, Marlou van Rhijn (NED), Paralympic champion in Rio, Stylianos Malapopoulos (GRE), Peter Genyn (BEL), double Paralympic champion in Rio, Stefan Rush (NED), Paralympic athlete.
The best performances.
This 12th edition was marked by the world record in the 100m Wheelchair of Peter Genyn in 19.75 but also by the performance of the French Augustin Bey with a jump of 8m13 in long jump. On the Belgian side, let’s note the very good performance of Thomas Carmoy in the high jump of 2m27, Belgian U23 record and LBFA TC record.
Let us note that 10 records of the meeting were broken.
We would like to thank all the athletes who trusted us and also all our partners and collaborators.
See you in 2021!