Photo of the week: Women’s Day
Cynthia Bolingo Mbongo broke her own record - and Belgium's - at the European Indoor Athletics Championship in Glasgow
One-hundredth of a second
It was Sprunger who crossed the finish line first, though that wasn’t clear to the naked eye. A photo finish confirmed that she won by one-hundredth of a second.
Bolingo Mbongo, 26, appeared to be happy enough with the silver medal in the event, with a time of 51.62. Not only was the time her personal best in the event, she broke the Belgian record.
The Belgian men’s 4 x 400m relay team did bring a gold medal home from the championships, with a time of 3:06.27, edging out Spain by five-hundredths of a second. All three of the Borlée brothers – Kevin, Dylan and Jonathan – ran in the event, together with Julien Watrin. It was Kevin, running fourth, who managed to gain on Spain and win the gold for Belgium.
Photo: Benoit Doppagne