Making a dream come true
Road to Tokyo
Fanny Smets

Actual

SEASON 2020 HAS STARTED

After a successful 2019 season, with 3 national records
and my first jumps above 4m50, all eyes are now on the upcoming Olympic year.
In 2020, a major upgrade will be made to my trainings : I’ll be able to join
the Dutch Olympic Training Center in Papendal which means that
I’ll see my coach 5 times a week (instead of 1-2 last year).

CROWDFUNDING

TOKYO TOGETHER

During the month of November, I’ll be launching a 30 days crowdfunding action.
I’m raising money to be able to prepare for the upcoming Olympic games in Tokyo.
Every Euro donated will be spent with the unique aim of jumping higher : going on training camps, paying for accommodation and access to training facilities on regular basis, paying my coache’s salary and medical costs.

Participate to the crowdfunding

BIOGRAPHY

Fanny is a Belgian pole vaulter, born and raised in Germany.

After a gymnastics carreer, she needed some change and decided to try out athletics. She made her first pole vault steps at the age of 20 and quickly raised to reach the national top-level, becoming Belgian champion only 2 years later. This title was quickly followed by 14 others and by 12 new national records ! In 2013, after graduating as a Doctor (University of Liège), she took bronze at the World University Games in Kazan (RUS) and silver at the Francophone Games in Nice (FRA).

After those international honours and beeing selected 5 times to represent Belgium at the European Team Championships, once at the European Championships (Amsterdam 2016), twice at the World Championships (London 2017 & Doha 2019) time has now come to raise the bar to the ultimate level : Tokyo 2020′ Olympics !

15x national Champion

National record holder 4m51

Bronze medallist Universiade 2013

Bronze Spike award 2017

Silver medallist Jeux de la Francophonie 2013

19th EC Amsterdam 2016

20th WC London 2017

20th WC Doha 2019

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AN ATHLETE IS NOTHING

WITHOUT A

TEAM

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HEAD COACH

JANSEN Robbert-Jan

Never change a winning Team !

Since 2016, Robbert-Jan has been the essential pillar in Fanny’s structure.
His constant strive to find new solutions and his rather sarcastic sense of humor are two of his many qualities.

 

 

 

MEDICAL TEAM

FORTHOMME Bénédicte

Shoulder physiotherapy

HEYLEN Rudy

Mental Coach

VEUGELERS Karlien

Lower limb physiotherapy

VYNCKE Igor

Back / Spine physiotherapy

Upcoming events

03-11-2019 – Launch crowdfunding campaign

03-12-2019 – End crowdfunding campaign

30-11 to 08-12-2019 – Belgian Olympic committee training camp (Turkey)     

16-02-2020  Belgian indoor championships (Gent)

TO TOKYO 2020

Contact and informations

Don't hesitate to contact me

I would love to tell you my story !

Beeing an elite athlete isn’t peanuts everyday !
I managed to graduate in Medicine, studying fulltime, while training beside.
I love to share what I think is valuable experience in many domains : organisation, polevault or track and field training, persistance and other qualities younger athletes should develop to perform, nutrition, and the list goes on !
If you are interested in meeting me for any reason, do not hesitate any longer and contact me.

You can also download my sponsorship file

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