Kimeli silver medalist in the 3,000m, the title for Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Robin Hendrix 12th
The Belgian finished behind the Norwegian Jakob Ingebrigtsen (7: 48.20). Robin Hendrix took 12th place. This is the 5th Belgian medal at this Polish meeting.
Qualified with the 8th fastest time of the finalists, Kimeli had a very good last lap to overtake the Spaniard Mohammed Katir, finally 4th. Another Spaniard, Adel Mechaal, completed the day’s podium in 7: 49.47.
Author of his personal best in the playoffs (7: 46.76), Robin Hendrix had a more complicated end of the race, finishing in 12th and last place in 7: 59.86.
The Norwegian Jakob Ingebrigtsen, declared winner of the 1,500m after being disqualified on Friday night, signed a brace which he had not managed to win in Glasgow in 2019.
With five medals, Belgium leads the medal table after the first places of Nafi Thiam (pentathlon) and Elise Vanderelst (1500m), silver of Noor Vidts (pentathlon) and bronze of Thomas Carmoy (height).
The delegation will have the opportunity to add a sixth charm at the end of the evening with the men’s 4×400 meters relay in which the Belgian Tornados, reigning European champions participate.