Nina Derwael is a Belgian artistic gymnast (Dutch pronunciation: [dral] or [dral]; born 26 March 2000).
N. Derwael Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
In 2020, she will defend her title as Olympic champion on the uneven bars; she has previously won this title at the World Championships (in 2018 and 2019) and the European Championships (in 2017 and 2018).
She has won the Belgian all-around title twice and the balance beam gold at the European Games in 2019. (2015, 2018).
She Competed for Belgium in the 2016 and 2020 Summer Olympics.
Through her leadership, the Belgian gymnastics team qualified for the Olympic team final for the first time in team history and placed eighth overall in 2020.
It was the first Olympic medal of any colour for a Belgian female gymnast, and she was the first to qualify for the all-around competition, where she placed sixth.
First Belgian gymnast to win a medal at the World Championships, first to win a World title, and first to win a European title, she has made history.
Belgian gymnast Nina Derwael, a two-time world champion on the uneven bars, went to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics as the heavy favourite to win another Olympic gold medal.
“There was a great deal of stress involved. It’s a combination of my own expectations and the expectations of the country as a whole; before we left, people were saying things like, “Yeah, she’s going back with Olympic gold.” “In a recent interview with Olympics.com, Derwael made the following statement.
Well, fellas, it’s not that easy,” I remarked.
The potential for disaster is high. It’s incredibly hard to explain to people who don’t know gymnastics and don’t know what we do, and even if I just miss my bar routine in qualifying, there isn’t even a finals, so there isn’t even a medal I can compete for “The speaker continued. They always act like ‘Oh, we already knew that you would win before you went.’
She came Through, however.
Her 15.200 was enough to beat out Suni Lee of the US and Anastasia Ilyankova of the ROC. This is the first Olympic gold medal for a European nation in women’s artistic gymnastics.
Originally scheduled for this week, Derwael, 21, will instead begin her journey on the reality TV competition show ‘Dancing with the Stars’ when the Belgian Gymnastics Federation cancelled GymGala 2021 out of fear for the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to their respective seedings in the tournament, many people predicted that Derwael and Lee would square off in the championship match.
However, Lee, who went first in the final, messed up her initial release move, which cost her a connection. She lost a few crucial tenths of a point on the challenge scale because of that. In spite of having to perform a handstand at the routine’s conclusion, Derwael kept her cool.
She stated, medal around her neck, that she had simply attempted to maintain her usual schedule, continue on as before, and avoid any disruptions. I found that to be a really effective method of reducing my anxiety.