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Derwael '100 Percent Committed' to Olympic Goal
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Belgium's Nina Derwael, who won three medals at the recent European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi, is eying a spot on her country's team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Belgium's Nina Derwael, who won three medals at the recent European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi, is eying a spot on her country's team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The 15-year-old Derwael is age-eligible for the Rio Games, for which the Belgian team will try to qualify at this fall's world championships in Glasgow. The top eight teams in Glasgow, and the top four teams at a test event in Rio early next year, will qualify for the Games.

"Of course I'd like a spot on the team next year," Derwael told IG. "I'm 100 percent committed and will do my very best, but we will see what the future brings."

In Tbilisi, Derwael helped Belgium place second as a team behind Russia. Individually she won the silver on bars and bronze on floor exercise.

Read "Belgian Beauty," a profile on Derwael, in the June 2015 issue of International Gymnast magazine. To order back issues, or subscribe to the print and/or digital edition, click here.

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