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Sizzling Nina Derwael takes gold and silver in Glasgow

In-form gymnast Nina Derwael clinched a European gold and silver medal in the women's uneven bars and the balance beam event respectively in a time span of just a couple of hours today, defending the former title with success. 

Nina Derwael started as the favourite in Glasgow and found it tough to deal with this role in the qualifying event on Saturday. However, in today's final, Sint-Truiden-born Derwael didn't make a single mistake in a difficult show-off rated 6.3 for difficulty. The Fleming included the so-called Derwael move, a change to the other bar which only she masters, posting a final score off 14.733 points. 

Sweden Jonna Alderteg, Derwael's main rival, came close, but stranded in second place. None of Derwael's other rivals who came in action after her, managed to beat her, allowing 18-year-old Derwael to enjoy back-to-back European titles. 

Just a couple of hours later, Derwael also managed a silver medal in the balance beam competition. Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands was the only one to beat her. 

Earlier, cyclist Jolien D'Hoore had taken the bronze in the women's track cycling race (scratch) at the European Games.

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