Heptathlon Champion Nafissatou “Nafi” Thiam has just joined Richard Mille as Brand Ambassador

Richard Mille was drawn to the determination and capacity of Nafi young athlete. Heptathlon is by far one of the most complex disciplines in athletics

A Belgian athlete specialising in multi-event competitions, 24 year old Heptathlon Champion Nafissatou “Nafi” Thiam has just joined Richard Mille as Brand Ambassador. The gold medalist heptathlete was victorious in the 2017 World Championships and 2016 Olympics.

Heptathlon Champion Nafissatou “Nafi” Thiam has just joined Richard Mille as Brand Ambassador

Nafi Thiam is the first female athlete to join the team of Richard Mille brand ambassador-athletesalongside Mutaz Essa Barshim, Yohan Blake and Wayde Van Niekerk.  Nafi holds the Belgian record in women’s heptathlon and women’s Javelin, and in 2017, she was voted IAAF World Athlete of the Year, her list of achievements makes Richard Mille’s latest Brand Ambassadors one of the world leaders in athletics.

 

Richard Mille Brand Ambassador Nafissatou “Nafi” Thiam started participating in athletics when she was just seven years old, winning her first national age group titles in 2009, by which time the 15 year old was already specializing in the heptathlon.

“I prefer to concentrate on my general progression rather than medals and victories.” – Richard Mille Brand Ambassador Nafi Thiam

European junior champion in 2013, European indoor runner-up in 2015, Nafi won the gold medal in the heptathlon at the Rio Olympics. She was voted rising star by the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federation) in 2016 and Female Athlete of the Year in 2017, alongside her Richard Mille partner, Mutaz Essa Barshim who won the Male Athlete of the Year title. At the 2017 Hypo-meeting in Götzis, Austria, Nafi shot to third in the world all-time heptathlon list by scoring 7013 points and in the same discipline, won the gold medal at the World Championships in London.

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