Kim Vanderlinden and Helena van der Plaetsen met at their local athletics club when they were nine years old. Today they co-own a company, Wafel Sports Management, and represent the likes of world and Olympic heptathlon champion Nafissatou Thiam and European decathlon champion Thomas van der Plaetsen.
From a young age the pair realised they had a common passion for the sport, far greater than that of the rest of their friends, and knew they wanted to work in athletics eventually.
“We early on knew we wanted to do something with and for the sport, but we also knew quite soon we would never be world class athletes ourselves,” recalls van der Plaetsen.
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