DERWAEL Nina
Belgium
BEL
Title
Ms
Lastname
DERWAEL
Firstname
Nina
Gender
female
Country
Belgium
Place of birth
Sint-Truiden
Year of birth
2000 (20 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Women's Artistic Gymnastics
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Occupation
Athlete, Student
Education
Event Management - Artevelde University College Ghent, Belgium
Spoken languages
Dutch, English, French
Club
TK Sta Paraat-PHH Hasselt [Belgium]
Coach
Marjorie Heuls [national], FRA; Yves Kieffer [national], FRA (gymnovosti.com, 06 Mar 2019; plus.lesoir.be, 04 Apr 2018)
Sporting relatives
Her father Nico Derwael played football for Belgian club KRC Genk. (sporza.be, 25 Apr 2017)
Injuries
She sustained an ankle injury in May 2019. (hln.be, 25 Jun 2019)

She sustained a minor finger injury in 2018. (gymnovosti.com, 06 Mar 2019)

She was affected by a foot injury in the build-up to the 2017 World Championships. (thegymter.net, 22 Sep 2017)

She suffered a broken hand in March 2016 while training on beam. (thegymter.net, 31 Mar 2016)
Start sporting career
She got involved in gymnastics at age three. (gymfed.be, 22 Nov 2015)
Milestones
She became the first Belgian artistic gymnast to win a gold medal at the world championships when she claimed victory on the uneven bars at the 2018 edition in Doha, Qatar. A year earlier she was the first Belgian artistic gymnast to win a gold medal at the European championships when won on the uneven bars at the 2017 edition in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. (demorgen.be, 08 Nov 2018; een.be, 25 Apr 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 27 Aug 2018)
Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold on uneven bars at the 2017 European Championships in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. (hln.be, 22 Apr 2017)
Hero / Idol
US artistic gymnast Simone Biles. (gymnastics.sport, 28 Dec 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her parents and her grandparents. (gymnastiekfederatie YouTube Channel, 21 Jul 2016)
Rituals
"The night before a competition I think about all my routines. I just go through them." (gymnastiekfederatie YouTube Channel, 21 Jul 2016)
Awards
She was named the 2018 Sportswoman of the Year at the Sport Gala awards ceremony in Belgium. (7sur7.be, 22 Dec 2018)

In 2018 she was received the National Trophy for Sports Merit [Nationale Trofee voor Sportverdienste] in Belgium. (demorgen.be, 08 Nov 2018)

In 2017 she was given the Flemish Giant Trophy [Vlaamse Reus], an honour awarded by the Flemish sports press. (demorgen.be, 08 Nov 2018)

She was named the 2016 Sportswoman of the Year in Sint-Truiden, Belgium. (invlaanderen.be, 03 Dec 2016)
Additional information
General
NAMED ELEMENT
In December 2017 'The Derwael / Fenton' was added to the Code of Points for the uneven bars by the International Gymnastics Federation [FIG]. The element, first performed by her at the 2017 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada, involves a backward stalder with counter straddle reverse hecht over the high bar with half [180 degree] turn to hang in mixed L-grip and has a 'F' value. The element was also performed at the same championships by British gymnast Georgia-Mae Fenton, so the name of the element was shared between the two gymnasts. (fig-gymnastics.com, 15 Dec 2017)

EYES ON TOKYO
She decided to skip the 2019 European Championships in Szczecin, Poland, to focus on training for the qualifying events for the 2020 Olympic Games. "[Skipping the 2019 European Championships] was a very difficult decision. My coach let me decide for myself, but in the end we were on the same page." (nieuwsblad.be, 09 Apr 2019; sporza.be, 02 Apr 2019)

Last update : 2019-09-17

Olympic Games

2016 - Games of the XXXI Olympiad RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
19
Score Final
56.299 
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
56.532 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
15.133
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
13.966
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
39
Score Qualif.
13.533
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
167.838
World Championships

2019 - 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
5
Score Final
56.033 
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
55.441 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.233
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.141
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
13.200
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.600
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
161.238

2018 - 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships DOHA (QAT)

All-Around
Rank Final
4
Score Final
55.699 
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
55.564 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.200
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.066
Balance Beam
Rank Final
4
Score Final
13.466
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
13.766
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
13.266
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
158.970

2017 - 47th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships MONTREAL (CAN)

All-Around
Rank Final
8
Score Final
53.498 
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
53.598 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
3
Score Final
15.033
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.966
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
23
Score Qualif.
12.333
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
12.733
World Cup qualifying for OG

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 DOHA (QAT)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.033
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.033
Balance Beam
Rank Final
2
Score Final
13.633
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
13.566

2018 - 43rd Turnier der Meister FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup COTTBUS (GER)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.100
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.166
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
12.766
World / Challenge Cup

2018 - FIG World Cup 2018 DOHA (QAT)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.300
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.233
Balance Beam
Rank Final
3
Score Final
13.400
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
13.500

2017 - FIG World Challenge Cup - 20th Internationaux de France 2017 PARIS (FRA)

Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.900
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.700
Balance Beam
Rank Final
6
Score Final
12.800
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
12.900
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
12.750
Continental Championships

2018 - 32nd Women's Artistic European Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
3
Score Final
54.366 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.733
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.400
Balance Beam
Rank Final
2
Score Final
13.600
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
13.500
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
12.866

2017 - 7th European Individual Championships 2017 CLUJ NAPOCA (ROU)

All-Around
Rank Final
7
Score Final
52.832 
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
52.465 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.633
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.566

2016 - 31st European Championships 2016 BERN (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
81
Score Qualif.
27.233 
Uneven Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
23
Score Qualif.
13.300
Balance Beam
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.933
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
161.930

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