Van der Plaetsen fifteenth in decathlon

The Fleming Thomas Van der Plaetsen has finished 15th for Belgium at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow. Van der Plaetsen ended up with a total of 8,255 points and in so doing achieved his best ever score. The gold medal went to the American Ashton Eaton.
  • Thomas Van der Plaetsen finished 19th in the 100 metres with a time of 11.09 seconds, a personal best.
  • In the long jump our compatriot finished 5th, having jumped 7.64 metres.
  • He did les well in the shot put, finishing 26th with a throw of 13.75 metres.
  • Thomas Van der Plaetsen was 5th in the high jump clearing 2.05 metres.
  • A time of 49 seconds was good for 16th place in the 400 metres.
  • On Sunday Van der Plaetsen was 18th in the 110 metres hurdles with a time of 14.66 seconds.
  • He was 23rd in the discus with a throw on 41.17 metres.
  • The 22-year-old from Ghent (East Flanders) was 6th in the pole vault clearing 5.10 metres.
  • Van der Plaetsen was 9th in the javelin with a throw of 65.31 metres.
  • Finally, he came in 20th in the 1,500 metres with a time of 4 minutes, 37.93 seconds.