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Thomas Van Der Plaetsen

An interview with Thomas & Michael Van der Plaetsen

Following his 2009 & 2011 victories at European U20 & U23 level, Thomas Van der Plaetsen had been noted as a rising star in the Combined Events. Whilst 2012 sidelined the Belgian through injury, 2013 saw a breakthrough year at senior level - and following an extended training camp at Altis in the spring of 2013, Thomas won the 27th...

Athletes compete at the World Championships

The IAAF World Athletics Championships begin on Saturday 10th August with a number of World Athletics Center athletes in Moscow representing their nations. American record holder Brad Walker begins his campaign to win back the Gold he won in 2009 alongside his training partner at the World Athletics Center, Steve Lewis. Lewis is Great Britain's record holder and both athletes...

Van der Plaetsen wins at Universiade!

Belgian athlete Thomas Van der Plaetsen became decathlon champion at the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, on Tuesday. Thomas Van Der PlaetsenThe athlete finished with 8164 points setting a new personal record, seven points more than his previous best. The 22 year old athlete had spent his preparation for the championships with his coach at the World Athletics Center,...

Van der Plaetsen praises World Athletics Center coaching

Belgian decathlete Thomas Van der Plaetsen has praised the World Athletics Center set-up and coaching as he bases himself in Phoenix to prepare for the Outdoor season. 'The World Athletics Center is a great place to train. It has near-perfect weather and you're surrounded by like-minded athletes and some of the best coaches in the world.' Said Van der Plaetsen,...
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