Belgium at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Belgium at the Olympic Games

Flag of Belgium
IOC code  BEL
NOC Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee
Website www.olympic.be (Dutch) (French)
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 96 in 16 sports
Flag bearer Sébastien Godefroid (opening)
Tia Hellebaut (closing)
Medals
Rank: 46
Gold
1
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Belgium competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, People's Republic of China. 96 Belgians took part in Beijing, the biggest delegation for the country since 1976.[citation needed] Belgium won 1 gold and 1 silver medal, better than in 2004, when the country won 1 gold and 2 bronze medals.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Tia Hellebaut Athletics Women's high jump
 Silver Borlée, OliviaOlivia Borlée
Kim Gevaert
Hanna Mariën
Élodie Ouédraogo
Athletics Women's 4×100m relay

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Kristof Beyens 200 m 20.69 3 Q 20.50 3 Q 20.69 8 Did not advance
Jonathan Borlée 400 m 45:25 4 q N/A 45.11 5 Did not advance
Kévin Borlée 45:43 4 q N/A 44.88 NR 3 Did not advance
Pieter Desmet 3000 m steeplechase 8:37.99 11 N/A Did not advance
Monder Rizki 5000 m 13:54.41 8 N/A Did not advance
Cédric van Branteghem 400 m 45:54 3 Q N/A 45.81 8 Did not advance
Jonathan Borlée
Kévin Borlée
Arnaud Ghislain
Cédric van Branteghem
4×400 m relay 3:00:67 NR 3 Q N/A 2:59.37 NR 5
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Kevin Rans Pole vault 5.45 28 Did not advance
Combined events – Decathlon
Athlete Event 100 m LJ SP HJ 400 m 110H DT PV JT 1500 m Final Rank
Hans van Alphen Result 11.28 6.55 14.86 1.84 DNS DNF
Points 799 709 781 661 0
Frédéric Xhonneux Result 11.41 6.94 13.99 1.90 DNF DNS DNF
Points 776 799 728 714 0 0
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Nathalie de Vos 10000 m N/A 32:33.45 24
Veerle Dejaeghere 3000 m steeplechase 9:54.65 10 N/A Did not advance
Kim Gevaert 100 m 11.33 1 Q 11.10 3 Q 11.30 6 Did not advance
Olivia Borlée
Kim Gevaert
Hanna Mariën
Élodie Ouédraogo
4×100 m relay 42.92 3 Q N/A 42.54 NR 2
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Tia Hellebaut High jump 1.93 1 Q 2.05 NR 1

Canoeing[edit]

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Kevin de Bont
Bob Maesen
Men's K-2 1000 m 3:21.604 4 QS 3:24.148 4 Did not advance

Qualification Legend: QS = Qualify to semi-final; QF = Qualify directly to final

Cycling[edit]

Road[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Time Rank
Mario Aerts Road race 6:24:01 7
Christophe Brandt Did not finish
Maxime Monfort Road race Did not finish
Time trial 1:07:12 26
Jurgen van den Broeck Road race Did not finish
Johan van Summeren 6:26:27 42
Women
Athlete Event Time Rank
Lieselot Decroix Road race 3:36:35 44

Track[edit]

Omnium
Athlete Event Points Laps Rank
Iljo Keisse Men's points race 8 0 12
Kenny de Ketele
Iljo Keisse
Men's madison 17 −1 4

Mountain biking[edit]

Athlete Event Time Rank
Filip Meirhaeghe Men's cross-country Did not finish
Sven Nys 2:01:00 9
Roel Paulissen 2:03:30 19

Equestrian[edit]

Eventing[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Dressage Cross-country Jumping Total
Qualifier Final
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Karin Donckers Gazelle De La Brasserie Individual 31.70 2 25.60 57.30 9 4.00 61.30 12 Q 4.00 65.30 9 65.30 9
Joris van Springel Bold Action 52.00 38 66.40 118.40 49 15.00 133.40 47 Did not advance 133.40 46

Show jumping[edit]

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Jos Lansink Cumano Individual 1 =14 Q 1 2 4 Q 2 4 2 Q 0 =1 Q 8 8 =9 8 =9

Field hockey[edit]

Belgium managed to qualify a team to the men's tournament. They won one, drew one, and lost three games in the group play. This qualified them to a match for 9th/10th place, which they won, finishing 9th for the tournament.

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Belgian roster in the men's field hockey tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1] view · talk

Head Coach: Adam Commens

Reserve:

  1. David van Rysselberghe (GK)
  2. Alexandre de Saedeleer
Group play
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 5 4 0 1 9 5 +4 12
 Germany 5 3 2 0 12 6 +6 11
 South Korea 5 2 1 2 13 11 +2 7
 New Zealand 5 2 1 2 10 9 +1 7
 Belgium 5 1 1 3 9 13 −4 4
 China 5 0 1 4 7 16 −9 1

     Advanced to semifinals

11 August 2008
20:30
v
Spain  4 – 2  Belgium Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Roel van Eert (NED)
Amat Goal 8'
Freixa Goal 20'
Ribas Goal 41'
Sojo Goal 49'
Report Truyens Goal 26'
Dekeyser Goal 63'
13 August 2008
18:30
v
Belgium  1 – 1  Germany Umpires:
Rob ten Cate (NED)
David Gentles (AUS)
Charlier Goal 22' Report Witthaus Goal 19'
15 August 2008
18:00
v
Belgium  2 – 4  New Zealand Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Xavier Adell (ESP)
Dekeyser Goal 43'
Gucassoff Goal 69'
Report Child Goal 19'20'
Brooks Goal 30'
McAleese Goal 60'
17 August 2008
10:30
v
South Korea  3 – 1  Belgium Umpires:
Rob ten Cate (NED)
Satinder Kumar (IND)
You Hyo-Sik Goal 46'51'
Jang Jong-Hyun Goal 50'
Report Dekeyser Goal 20'
19 August 2008
21:00
v
China  1 – 3  Belgium Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Gary Simmonds (RSA)
Song Yi Goal 4' Report Reckinger Goal 28'
Truyens Goal 32'
Dohmen Goal 48'
9th–10th place
21 August 2008
08:30
v
Belgium  3 – 0  Canada Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Xavier Adell (ESP)
Dekeyser Goal 2'70'
Dohmen Goal 23'
Report

Football[edit]

Men's tournament[edit]

Roster

The following is the Belgium squad in the men's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2] view · talk

Head coach: Jean-François de Sart

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Logan Bailly (1985-12-27)27 December 1985 (aged 22) 13 0 Belgium Racing Genk
2 2DF Sepp de Roover* (1984-11-12)12 November 1984 (aged 23) 7 0 Netherlands Groningen
3 2DF Vincent Kompany (1986-04-10)10 April 1986 (aged 22) 1 0 Germany Hamburg
4 2DF Thomas Vermaelen (1985-11-14)14 November 1985 (aged 22) 16 1 Netherlands Ajax
5 2DF Sébastien Pocognoli (1987-08-01)1 August 1987 (aged 21) 19 1 Netherlands AZ
6 3MF Marouane Fellaini (1987-11-22)22 November 1987 (aged 20) 10 0 Belgium Standard Liège
7 4FW Tom de Mul (1986-03-04)4 March 1986 (aged 22) 32 5 Spain Sevilla
8 3MF Faris Haroun (1985-09-22)22 September 1985 (aged 22) 30 5 Belgium Racing Genk
9 4FW Kevin Mirallas (1987-10-05)5 October 1987 (aged 20) 12 6 France Lille
10 3MF Jan Vertonghen (1987-04-24)24 April 1987 (aged 21) 6 0 Netherlands Ajax
11 3MF Maarten Martens* (c) (1984-07-02)2 July 1984 (aged 24) 32 8 Netherlands AZ
12 1GK Yves Makabu-Makalambay (1986-01-31)31 January 1986 (aged 22) 9 0 Scotland Hibernian
13 2DF Laurent Ciman (1985-08-05)5 August 1985 (aged 23) 22 1 Belgium Club Brugge
14 3MF Landry Mulemo (1986-09-17)17 September 1986 (aged 21) 18 0 Belgium Standard Liège
15 2DF Jeroen Simaeys (1985-05-12)12 May 1985 (aged 23) 3 0 Belgium Club Brugge
16 3MF Anthony Vanden Borre (1987-10-24)24 October 1987 (aged 20) 15 2 Italy Genoa
17 4FW Stijn de Smet (1985-03-27)27 March 1985 (aged 23) 25 3 Belgium Cercle Brugge
18 4FW Mousa Dembélé (1987-07-16)16 July 1987 (aged 21) 2 0 Netherlands AZ
19 3MF Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe[n 1] (1989-02-02)2 February 1989 (aged 19) 3 0 Germany Hamburg
22 1GK Yves de Winter[n 2] (1987-05-25)25 May 1987 (aged 21) 6 0 Belgium Westerlo

* Over-aged player.

Notes
  1. ^ Replaces Stijn De Smet who was injured during the competition
  2. ^ Replaces Vincent Kompany who was returned to his club during the competition
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Brazil 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9
 Belgium 3 2 0 1 3 1 +2 6
 China PR 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
 New Zealand 3 0 1 2 1 7 −6 1
7 August 2008
17:00
v
Brazil  1–0  Belgium
Hernanes Goal 79' Report
10 August 2008
19:45
v
Belgium  2–0  China PR
Dembélé Goal 8'
Mirallas Goal 80'
Report
13 August 2008
19:45
v
New Zealand  0–1  Belgium
Report Haroun Goal 35'
Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai
Attendance: 45,202
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)
Quarterfinal
16 August 2008
18:00
v
Italy  2–3  Belgium
Rossi Goal 18' (pen.)74' (pen.) Report Dembélé Goal 23'79'
Mirallas Goal 45+2'
Semifinal
19 August 2008
18:00
v
Nigeria  4–1  Belgium
Adefemi Goal 17'
Obasi Goal 59'72'
Okonkwo Goal 78'
Report Ciman Goal 88'
Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai
Attendance: 56,312
Referee: Pablo Pozo (Chile)
Bronze medal game
22 August 2008
19:00
v
Belgium  0–3  Brazil 3
Report Diego Goal 27'
Goal 45'90+2'
Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai
Attendance: 50,705
Referee: Thomas Einwaller (Austria)

Gymnastics[edit]

Artistic[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F PH R V PB HB F PH R V PB HB
Koen van Damme All-around 12.575 14.200 14.325 14.450 14.600 14.475 84.625 43 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Apparatus Total Rank Apparatus Total Rank
F V UB BB F V UB BB
Gaëlle Mys All-around 14.125 14.050 14.175 14.800 57.150 31 Q 13.975 14.000 12.875 13.100 53.950 24

Judo[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Dirk van Tichelt −73 kg BYE  Mammadli (AZE)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance  Siamionau (BLR)
W 1021–0020
 Kim C-S (PRK)
W 1011–0000
 Kanamaru (JPN)
W 0211–0000
 Boqiev (TJK)
L 0000–0011
5
Women
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Ilse Heylen −52 kg  La Rizza (FRA)
W 0001–0000
 Ryder (AUS)
W 1000–0000
 Nakamura (JPN)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance BYE  Tarangul (GER)
W 0002–0000
 Kaliyeva (KAZ)
L 0000–1000
Did not advance
Catherine Jacques −70 kg BYE  Scapin (ITA)
L 0000–0010
Did not advance

Rowing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Tim Maeyens Single sculls 7:16.60 1 QF N/A 6:52:70 2 SA/B 6:59:65 3 FA 7:03:40 4
Bart Poelvoorde
Christophe Raes
Double sculls 6:31.84 4 R 6:24:01 2 SA/B N/A 6:29:91 5 FB 6:35:55 8

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

Sailing[edit]

Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Evi van Acker Laser Radial 1 10 16 10 12 6 12 4 18 CAN 10 91 8
Open
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Carolijn Brouwer
Sébastien Godefroid
Tornado 11 11 5 6 3 8 13 6 16 9 EL 72 12

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race

Swimming[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Mathieu Fonteyn 200 m butterfly 1:56.65 NR 19 Did not advance
Yoris Grandjean 50 m freestyle 22.45 NR 28 Did not advance
100 m freestyle 48.82 NR 19 Did not advance
François Heersbrandt 100 m butterfly 53.33 37 Did not advance
Brian Ryckeman 10 km open water N/A 1:52.10 7
Glenn Surgeloose 200 m freestyle 1:48.92 NR 30 Did not advance
Tom Vangeneugden 1500 m freestyle 15:11.04 NR 20 N/A Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Elise Matthysen 100 m breaststroke 1:08.37 NR 16 Q 1:09.00 13 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:27.04 NR 15 Q 2:29.64 16 Did not advance

Table tennis[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Jean-Michel Saive Men's singles BYE  Toriola (NGR)
L 2–4
Did not advance

Tennis[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Steve Darcis Men's singles  Massú (CHI)
L 4–6, 5–7
Did not advance
Olivier Rochus  Minář (CZE)
W 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
 Tipsarević (SRB)
W 7–6(7–5), 2–3r
 González (CHI)
L 0–6, 3–6
Did not advance
Steve Darcis
Olivier Rochus
Men's doubles N/A  Cañas /
Nalbandian (ARG)
W 6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–5), 6–3
 Andreev /
Davydenko (RUS)
L 6–7(6–8), 2–6
Did not advance

Triathlon[edit]

Athlete Event Swim (1.5 km) Trans 1 Bike (40 km) Trans 2 Run (10 km) Total Time Rank
Peter Croes Men's 18:26 0:26 58:51 0:32 33:25 1:51:40.94 27
Axel Zeebroek 18:30 0:27 57:48 0:30 33:15 1:50:30.90 13

Volleyball[edit]

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Liesbeth Mouha
Liesbet van Breedam
Women's Pool A
 MaaseideGlesnes (NOR)
L 0 – 2 (22–24, 18–21)
 Tian JWang J (CHN)
L 1 – 2 (21–18, 19–21, 13–15)
 KuhnSchwer (SUI)
W 2 – 0 (21–18, 21–17)
Lucky Losers
 SakaRtvelo (GEO)
W 2 – 0 (21–13, 21–19)
3 Q  May-Treanor
Walsh (USA)
L 0 – 2 (22–24, 10–21)
Did not advance

Weightlifting[edit]

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Tom Goegebuer Men's −56 kg 114 12 137 13 251 13

See also[edit]

References[edit]