Bergqvist in the high jump at the European Athletics Championship in Gothenburg on Friday.
In an enthralling competition before a partisan crowd of 32,000 at the Ullevi Stadium, Hellebaut jumped a best of 2.03m, taking silver from Bulgarian Venelina Veneva on countback.
Bergqvist could only manage bronze with a best of 2.01m, but the Swedish crowd could at least find solace in Susanna Kallur’s win in the women’s 100m hurdles.
Kallur made a strong start, and her power over the first four hurdles saw her make headway over the rest of the field which included her twin sister Jenny.
She held off pressure from this year’s world indoor 60m hurdles champion Derval O’Rourke of Ireland to come home in 12.59sec.
There was no family podium placings, however, as twin Jenny finished seventh in 12.94sec.
O’Rourke claimed silver in a photo-finish from the late-charging Kirsten Bolm of Germany.