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Belgium's Klinckaert Suffers Knee Injury
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Belgium's Axelle Klinckaert will miss the upcoming Olympic Games because of a knee injury, the Flemish Gymnastics Federation announced Thursday.

Belgium's Axelle Klinckaert will miss the upcoming Olympic Games because of a knee injury, the Flemish Gymnastics Federation announced Thursday.

Klinckaert suffered the knee injury on Tuesday and will be sidelined for three weeks, keeping her out of the competition. She will be replaced by team alternate Rune Hermans. Julie Meyers is now the team alternate.

Klinckaert, 16, helped Belgium qualify a full team to the Olympic Games via its third-place finish at the Olympic test event, held in April in Rio de Janeiro. She won the all-around silver and gold medals on beam and floor exercise at the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival, and was one of Belgium's top hopes for the Games.

The Belgian women will compete July 23 against France, Germany, Romania and Switzerland. They leave for Rio de Janeiro on July 29.

External Link: Flemish Gymnastics Federation

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