Swimmer Mieke De Mot won Belgians first gold medal. In her category, 400m freestyle, Mieke won with a time of 06:26:44.View Story ▼Swimmer Mieke De Mot won Belgians first gold medal. In her category, 400m freestyle, Mieke won with a time of 06:26:44.
Mieke started as second swimmer. Then she got passed very quick by the Norwegian swimmer Rona Hjelmstad and the British Natalie Moon. De Mot swims a while in fourth position, until Rona Hjelmstad had to give up. The bronze medal is for Belgium. In her subseries, Mieke took first place and hereby also the gold medal in het category.
After the game, Miekes family is thrilled. For a while they were afraid she wouldn’t be able to compete in the Games. Her older brother Stijn says: “Two weeks ago, Mieke suffered from a sports injury and for a while it was uncertain if she’d be physically able to attend. Fortunately she recovered in time and now she won gold! We are very satisfied!”
Results: first place is for the Russian Kraeva Ekaterina with a time of 05:01:82, second place for the British Natalie Moon and bronze is for our Belgian athlete Mieke De Mot.
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