Ben Broeders’ steep flight towards world top: “A s …


Nafi Thiam is the crown jewel for women, but who is the best athletics belg for men at the world top? Not the Borlées, not Jonathan Sacoor but Ben Broeders (25). Pole vaulter, almost a pharmacist, and almost medal worthy at world championships and Olympic Games. On Friday he jumps between the absolute top in Monaco, on Sunday at the Belgian Championship in Brussels. “We won’t settle for anything less than six meters.” How do you do that? On training with Brothers.
“Hey, Wim, if you want, you can also take off your shirt.” Already during the warm-up, Ben Broeders has taken off his T-shirt and teases one of his coaches, Wim Dirkx. Not that Brothers are necessarily …


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