The Best Olympic Athletes from Belgium

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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Belgium, with photos when available. These are the best Belgian Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Belgian athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Belgian Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Belgium is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

List is made up of a variety of athletes, including Justine Henin and Marc Wauters.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Belgian Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from Belgium?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Belgium Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Belgium.
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    Justine Henin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Belgium
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    Justine Henin, known between 2002 and 2007 as Justine Henin-Hardenne, is a Belgian former professional tennis player and former World No. 1. Henin won 43 WTA singles titles and seven Grand Slam singles titles, including four French Open titles, one Australian Open title, and two US Open titles. She also ...more

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    • Olympic Medalist Event: Women's Tennis, singles
    • Olympic Country: Belgium
    • Date Of Birth: 1982-06-01
    • Place Of Birth: Liège, Belgium, Liège, Earth, Europe, + more
    • Olympic Sport: Tennis
    • Nationality: Belgium
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Tennis at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Women's Singles
    • Weight: 57.0
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal
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    Axel Merckx is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Belgium
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    Axel Merckx, is a Belgian former professional road bicycle racer. In his professional career that began in 1993 and ended in 2007, he has won an Olympic bronze medal and competed in eight Tours de France, finishing as the highest-placed Belgian rider six times. He is the son of professional cyclist and ...more

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    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Road cycling^! individual road race
    • Olympic Country: Belgium
    • Date Of Birth: 1972-08-08
    • Place Of Birth: Uccle, Belgium, Earth, Europe, Western Europe, + more
    • Olympic Sport: Road cycling
    • Nationality: Belgium
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Cycling at the 2004 Summer Olympics - Men's individual road race, Cycling at the 2000 Summer Olympics - Men's individual road race
    • Weight: 77.0
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2004 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal
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    André Noyelle was a road racing cyclist from Belgium. He won the gold medal in the men's individual road race at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. At the same tournament he also claimed the title in the men's team road race, alongside Robert Grondelaers and Lucien Victor. He was a ...more

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    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Road cycling^! individual road race
    • Olympic Country: Belgium
    • Date Of Birth: 1931-11-29
    • Place Of Birth: Ypres, Belgium, Earth, Europe, Western Europe, + more
    • Olympic Sport: Road cycling
    • Nationality: Belgium
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Cycling at the 1952 Summer Olympics - Men's team road race, Cycling at the 1952 Summer Olympics - Men's individual road race
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 1952 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 1952 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal
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    Kevin Van der Perren is a Belgian figure skater. He is the 2007 & 2009 European bronze medalist, a three-time Grand Prix medalist, and a seven-time Belgian national champion. Van der Perren was the flagbearer for Belgium at the 2006 and the 2010 Winter Olympics. more

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    • Olympic Country: Belgium
    • Date Of Birth: 1982-08-06
    • Place Of Birth: Ninove, Belgium, Earth, Europe, Western Europe, + more
    • Olympic Sport: Figure skating
    • Nationality: Belgium
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2002 Winter Olympics, 2006 Winter Olympics, 2010 Winter Olympics
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    Pierre Nihant was a Belgian cyclist. He was born in Trembleur, in the Province of Liège. He won a silver medal in the 1000m time trial at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. more

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    • Olympic Medalist Event: Track Cycling, Men's 1000m Time Trial
    • Olympic Country: Belgium
    • Olympic Sport: Track cycling
    • Nationality: Belgium
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Cycling at the 1948 Summer Olympics - Men's 1000m Time Trial
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 1948 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 1948 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Silver medal
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    Joseph Werbrouck was a Belgian track cycling racer who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics. In 1908 he won the bronze medal in the 20 kilometres competition. He also competed in the 660 yards event but was eliminated in the first round. more

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    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Track Cycling^! 20km
    • Olympic Country: Belgium
    • Date Of Birth: 1882-01-10
    • Olympic Sport: Cycling
    • Nationality: Belgium
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Cycling at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 20 kilometres
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 1908 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 1908 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Bronze medal
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    Pieter Gysel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Belgium
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    Pieter Gysel is a Belgian short track speed skater. more

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    • Olympic Country: Belgium
    • Date Of Birth: 1980-12-18
    • Place Of Birth: Leuven, Belgium, Flemish Brabant, Earth, Europe, + more
    • Olympic Sport: Short track speed skating
    • Nationality: Belgium
    • Weight: 73.0
    • Olympic Games Participant: 2006 Winter Olympics, 2002 Winter Olympics, 2010 Winter Olympics
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    Robert Grondelaers was a road cyclist from Belgium. He won the silver medal in the men's individual road race at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. At the same tournament he claimed the title in the men's team road race, alongside André Noyelle and Lucien Victor. He was a professional rider ...more

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    • Olympic Medalist Event: Men's Road cycling, individual road race
    • Olympic Country: Belgium
    • Date Of Birth: 1933-02-28
    • Place Of Birth: Opglabbeek, Belgium, Earth, Europe, Western Europe, + more
    • Olympic Sport: Road cycling
    • Nationality: Belgium
    • Olympic Medalist Event Competition: Cycling at the 1952 Summer Olympics - Men's team road race, Cycling at the 1952 Summer Olympics - Men's individual road race
    • Olympic Medalist Games: 1952 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Games Participant: 1952 Summer Olympics
    • Olympic Medals Won: Gold medal, Silver medal
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