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Cox, Van Snick, Heylen top 114-member Belgian team in Baku

Charline van Snick of Belgium
Charline van Snick (white suit)of Belgium. Robert Vos/EPA
Olympic medallists Lionel Cox, Charline Van Snick and Ilse Heylen top Belgium's team for Baku 2015.

The three past Olympic medallists were included in the 114-member Belgium team for the Baku 2015 European Games.

Cox captured Shooting 50m Rifle Prone silver at London 2012 while Van Snick collected Judo bronze in 2012. Van Snick is part of a strong Judo team which also includes Heylen, who won bronze at Athens 2004 and also competed at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Another top judoka is 2008 European champion and two-time world bronze medallist Dirk Van Tichelt.

Another big name at Baku 2015 will be Ann Wauters in 3x3 Basketball. The veteran is a star in the women's 5x5 game, winning the EuroLeague Women title four times and five times being named the European Player of the Year.

A couple of other names of note on the Belgian team are 45-year-old 1994 European Table Tennis champion and two time world silver medallist Jean-Michel Saive; the two-time Cyclo-Cross world champion Sven Nys and Tom Boonen, who won Tour of Flanders tohree times and the Paris-Roubaix one-day race four times.

Here is the full Belgian team:

Archery: Robin Ramaekers

Badminton: Steffi Annys, Floris Oleffe, Flore Vandenhoucke, Lianne Tan, Matijs Dierickx, Freek Golinski, Yuhan Tan

Basketball 3x3: Hind Ben Abdelkader, Sara Leemans, Anne-Sophie Strubbe, Ann Wauters, Nick Celis, Anthony Chada, Domien Loubry, Thierry Marien

Boxing: Dodji Kodjo Ayigah, Anas Messaoudi

Canoe Sprint: Hermien Peters, Laurens Pannecoucke, Jonathan Delombaerde

Cycling BMX: Jone Vangoidsenhoven, Elke Vanhoof, Ghinio Van De Weyer

Cycling Road: Race Jessie Daams Sofie De Vuyst, Kelly Druyts, Kaat Hannes, Ann-Sophie Duyck, Tiesj Benoot, Tom Boonen, Jens Keukeleire, Gianni Meersman, Stijn Vandenbergh, Martin Wynants

Cycling Mountain Bike: Sven Nys, Jeff Luyten

Fencing: Alexandra Gevaert, Delphine Groslambert, Seppe Van Holsbeke

Gymnastics Acrobatic: Kaat Dumarey, Julie Van Gelder, Ineke Van Schoor, Yana Vastavel, Solano Enz Cassamajor

Gymnastics Artistics: Gaelle Mys, Cindy Vandenhole, Lisa Verschueren, Gilles Gentges, Luka Van Den Keybus, Jimmy Verbaeys

Judo: Charline Van Snick, Ilse Heylen, Roxane Taeymans, Sofie De Saedelaere, Benjamin Harmegnies, Toma Nikiforov, Senne Wyns, Jasper Lefevere, Kenneth Van Gansbeke, Sami Chouchi, Dirk Van Tichelt, Joachim Bottieau

Karate: Nele De Vos

Shooting: Lonel Cox

Swimming: Lise Michels, Lotte Goris, Basten Caerts, Alexis Borisavljevic, Valentin Borisavljevic, Thomas Thijs, Alexander Trap, Thomas Dal, Logan Vanhuys, Dries Vangoetsenhoven

Table tennis: Lisa Lung, Jean-Michel Saive, Cedric Nuytinck,

Taekwondo: Indra Craen, Si Mohamed Ketbi, Jaouad Achab

Trampoline: Ben Van Overberghe

Triathlon: Charlotte Deldaele, Sofie Hooghe, Claire Michel, Peter Denteneer

Volleyball: Freya Aelbrecht, Jasmien Biebauw, Maud Catry, Sarah Cools, Valerie Courtois, Kaja Grobelna, Laura Heyrman, Charlotte Leys, Britt Ruysschaert, Dominika Strumilo, Ilka Van De Vyver, Lise Van Hecke, Els Vandesteene, Jolien Wittock, Gertjan Claes, Jolan Cox, Sander Depovere, Dries Heyrman, Niels Heysegoms, Lou Kindt, Yves Kruyner, Francois Lecat, Florian Malisse, Jelle Ribbens, Tomas Rousseaux, Lowie Stuer, Arno Van De Velde, Robbe Vandeweyer


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