Words of praise for Nafi Thiam from BBC Sport

Despite her having beaten the British athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill into second place, the British public broadcaster BBC piled on the praise when it reported on Nafi Thiam’s victory in the heptathlon.
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BBC Sport's chief sports writer Tom Fordyce said Thiam deserved her win, adding: "Five personal bests across seven events, a woman who is only just getting started and should go on to dominate the heptathlon for years to come."

The Britons had been rooting for Jessica Ennis-Hill to repeat her heptathlon victory at the London Olympics four years ago. However, it was not to be and a great overall performance by Nafi Thiam meant gold for Belgium and Silver for Great Britain.

On their website the BBC writes "For the brilliant 21-year-old this is a well-deserved victory”. "Five personal records in seven disciplines. She has only just started out and will dominate the heptathlon for years to come.”

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