for rio


" Making a dream come true"




Head coach


Pole vault
Robbert-Jan JANSSEN

Mental coach



fanny smets

Fanny is a Belgian pole vaulter, born and raised in Germany.

After a gymnastics carreer, she needed some change and decided to try out athletics.

She made her first pole vault steps at the age of 20 and quickly raised to reach the national top-level, becoming Belgian champion only 2 years later. This title was quickly followed by 8 others and by 7 new national records !


In 2013, after graduating as a Doctor (University of Liège), she took bronze at the World University Games in Kazan (RUS) and silver at the Francophone Games in Nice (FRA).

After those international honours and beeing selected 4 times to represent Belgium at the European Team Championships, time has now come to raise the bar to the ultimate level : Rio 2016' Olympics !




give up 

With only 10 little centimeteres to ad to my personnal best of 4m40, I'm sure the qualification standards of 4m50 for the Games are within reach !

Working hard every day, I've dedicated the last few years to this crazy sport.

I need your help, click here to donate


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next events

10 JAN 2016 : Season opening Leverkusen - GER

16 JAN 2016 : Indoor meeting Gent - BEL

23 Jan 2016 : Polsstokgala - Zoetermeer - NED

31 jan 2016 : Hallenstürmercup - Zweibrücken - GER

09 feb 2016 : Meeting féminin du Val d'Oise - Eaubonne - FRA

13 feb 2016 : IFAM - Gent - BEL

20 feb 2016 : Belgian Nationals - Gent - BEL

6-10 jul 2016 : European Championships - Amsterdam - NED

5-21 Aug 2016 : Olympic Games - Rio de Janeiro - BRA

Be part of the dream,

donate !

Being professional polevaulter requires hard work, talent, dedication, but also a solid financial support.

I need 6000€ to train in optimal conditions in 2016. This amount includes all the necessary basics to perform :


-transport costs to training and competitions

-training camps and flights

-training accomodation fees

-coaches salary

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