Cynthia Bolingo absent against the United States


Cynthia Bolingo, here at the beginning of July in Heusden-Zolder.

BELGIAN

The Bruxelloise does not appear in the quartet aligned in the series. What is it hiding?

The draw for the mixed 4x400m relay heats reserved a nice “surprise” for Belgium, who will start from lane 2 in the first series (the least successful on paper) and will immediately find on their way the United States team. Germany and Nigeria are the two other teams to have a national record lower than that of Belgium (3.14.22) in this race which also includes Ireland, Spain and the Dominican Republic. In the second series, Poland will battle it out with Jamaica, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Italy, Brazil, Ukraine and India. The three best teams of each series as well as the two best times will advance to the final of the event.

On the Belgian side, the surprise comes from the absence of Cynthia Bolingo. The athlete in form of this year 2021 is not one of the four names communicated to take part in this first round: Camille Laus and Imke Vervaet will be the two female athletes of our team while Kevin Borlée and his brother Dylan will be both. male athletes. Is the choice not to take over Cynthia Bolingo a strategic choice? The Brussels native must line up for 400m, a test where she can hope to go all the way to the final, and take part in the 4x400m relay of the Belgian Cheetahs as well. In other words, a rather heavy program which perhaps encouraged the athlete and his coach to make choices, even if it is hard to imagine Belgium voluntarily doing without its services. So let’s hope for the person, whose coming to a press conference this Wednesday at the Olympic Village was deprogrammed, does not hide bad news.

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