Belgium: Many Belgian athletes have put down some amazing performances recently. One 17-year-old tennis player Alexander Blockx won the Australian Open Juniors Championships. Alexander Blockx caused a sensation in Melbourne by winning the Australian Open Juniors Championships.
This victory will undoubtedly mark the beginning of a brilliant career for this budding talent. Many tennis experts have also agreed that this young player has a promising future, and he is definitely a player to keep an eye on.
Another athlete, Gilles-Arnaud Bailly, is the world junior number 1. The young tennis player is the first Belgian to lead the men’s world junior rankings since Kimmer Coppejans, who became number 1 in July 2012 after winning the French Open. Bailly was a finalist in last year’s junior championships at the French Open and the US Open. He also won the European U18 title in Klosters, Switzerland, in August 2022 and has a total of six junior titles.
The third of belgian athletes, David Goffin, inaugurated the BW Open prize list by winning the Challenger 125 tournament in Louvain-la-Neuve. This win is the eighth Challenger title for Goffin and his first since 2014. In addition to his eight Challenger victories, he has also won six ATP titles.
In hockey, the Belgian Red Lions get the silver medal at the final of the Hockey World Cup. The final of the Hockey World Cup took place in the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India.
Belgium was up against the German team in the final. The Red Lions led 0-2 after the first quarter but eventually lost 3-3, 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out. The defending champions can still console themselves with a silver medal, which is already very impressive. Even more impressive is that this is their eighth silver medal in ten years.
Two Belgian ice skaters make the top 5. The 23-year-old Loena Hendrickx has become the first Belgian in history to stand on a European podium.
Belgian figure skater Loena Hendrickx has made history by becoming the first Belgian skater to win a European medal! She finished in second place at this year’s European Figure Skating Championships, which took place in Espoo, Finland. With this second place, Loena Hendrickx is enforcing her image as a force to be reckoned with in the figure skating world.
Another amazing feat of 16-year-old Nina Pinzarrone, who concluded her debut tournament in fifth place. Having two skaters in the top ten means that Belgium can send three contenders to the European Championships in Budapest next year, which is unprecedented for Belgium.