Silver for Cynthia Bolingo at the European Athletics Championships

There was success for Belgian athletes on the second day of the European Athletics Championships in Glasgow on Saturday evening.  

Cynthia Bolingo took silver in the 400 metres race. Speaking after taking silver the Brussels-born athlete told journalists that “I am proud of myself”.  

Cynthia Bolingo won the race breaking her own Belgian record for the third time in three races.

Her silver medal comes as something of a surprise as ahead of the championships she wasn’t rated as having a chance of taking a medal. However, two personal records saw her reach the final.

The final saw her run yet another personal and Belgian record and take second place with a time of 51.62 seconds, just 0.01 second behind the race winner Léa Sprunger.     

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