Belgian Sprinter Kim Gevaert Is Built For Speed

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Kim Gevaert Belgium

Such an athlete would be Kim Gevaert, the Belgian sprinter who took care of business over the weekend in the FBK Games in the Netherlands.

 

Kim Gevaert Belgium

From ATHLETICS-WEEKLY:

In the women’s 100m, Jeanette Kwakye almost took a victory in a world-class field. Running from lane one, the world indoor silver medalist was away from the action in the central lanes but the 25-year-old was a highly creditable third in 11.29 (0.7 m/s headwind), defeated by the double European champion, Kim Gevaert (11.25) and the veteran Chandra Sturrup (11.27) but Kwakye did take the scalps of the Valencia victor, Angela Williams, the former Commonwealth champion, Debbie Ferguson and team-mate Laura Turner.

She holds the Belgian record for the 100-meteres with a wind-aided 11.04 seconds, according to WIKIPEDIA. We’d give yo more info, but her bio isn’t in English, so good luck with that.

Kim Gevaert Belgium