Making a dream come true
Road to Tokyo
Fanny Smets

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TIME TO ADAPT

After a short but promising indoor season, during which I improved my national indoor record and grabbed another gold medal at the National championships, I was already working hard to prepare this summer’s Olympics when the worldwide Covid19 crisis hit.
All my summer 2020 plans are now shattered, the Olympics will be held in July 2021 and the European Championships that where supposed to take place in August this year, are cancelled.
We have already made new plans to adapt and be ready to rock in 2021!
Keep safe and word hard !

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TOKYO 2021

After a short but promising indoor season, Fanny was working hard to prepare this summer’s Olympics.
Due to the worldwide sanitary crisis, the Olympic games in Tokyo are now planned in July 2021. The European Championships that where supposed to take place in August this year, are cancelled.
Keep safe, work hard, and get ready for next season !

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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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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