2016 Brussels Diaries: Women's shot featured on Thursday night, among a memorable weekend of events at Memorial Van Damme

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Adams_Valerie-Lausanne16.jpgValerie Adams, photo by PhotoRun.net

Carter_MichelleW1-Rio16.JPGMichelle Carter, photo by PhotoRun.net

Marton_AnitaW-Rio16.JPGAnita Marton, photo by PhotoRun.net

VAN DAMME NEWS

BRUSSELS (BEL): A special DVD was published for the jubilee with the title: 40 years Memorial Van Damme - A memorable story.

BRUSSELS (BEL): In the man vs. machin race the car racer Bert Longin will compete on Friday evening in a car driven by solar energy against the Kenyan 800 m specialist Nicholas Kipkoech in a 600 m competition. For two years 21 students developed the car powered by solar energy. "Race on an athletics track is something very different. There is no room for error. Our car has no top start, so Kipkoech will certainly take the lead. But later the car can achieve 100 km/h speed," said Bert Longin.

BRUSSELS (BEL): Already on Thursday evening women shot put Diamond Race 2016 will be finalised. All three Rio medalists will compete with Michelle Carter, Valerie Adams and Anita Marton. With 46 points Adams is already confirmed winner. At the Brussels Grote Markt also national men shot put event will be held. Another special edition will be the duel between Brussels Mayor Yvan Mayeur and Alain Courtois who is first Alderman responsible also for Sports in the city.

BRUSSELS (BEL): Elodie Ouedraogo and Olivia Borlée have Wednesday night during the gala dinner of the AG Insurance Memorial Van Damme in the Colonial Palace in Tervuren presented their clothing collection 42|54. The numbers are referring to the time that Elodie and Olivia along with Hanna Marien and Kim Gevaert ran in the final of the 4x100 meters at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Athletes including Natasha Hastings, Jeneba Tarmoh, Inika McPherson among others with former athletes and professional models presented the clothing in the presence of numerous personalities including IAAF President Sebastian Coe.

BRUSSELS (BEL): Special high jump competition was added into the programme after Nafi Thiam won heptathlon gold in Rio. She will face on Friday US Inika McPherson, Uzbekistan´s Svetlana Radzivil, Levern Spencer of St. Lucia, Yulia Levchenko from Ukraine and another Belgian Hanne Van Hessche.

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