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Thomas Vander Plaetsen Will

European Champion decathlon

Thomas is the reigning European champion decathlon. He previously won the European juniors and promises title, and won the Universiade twice.



  • MENTAL STRENGTH

At the end of 2014 Thomas was diagnosed with cancer, followed by surgery and chemotherapy.

Despite this setback, Thomas decided to get back on the track as soon as possible and make his comeback as an athlete. Only 7 months after finishing his treatment Thomas became champion Universiade in the South Korean Gwangju. Less than two years after the diagnosis the athlete won the European title in the heaviest sports discipline.


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