Mourad Laachraoui, the brother of one of the Brussels suicide bombers, has won gold at the European Taekwondo Championships and is now set to compete for Belgium at the Olympic Games in Brazil. 

Older brother Najim, 24, was one of two suicide bombers who blew himself up at Brussels Airport on March 22. The attacks, including another suicide bomber on the city's metro, killed 32 people.

Mourad, 21, is listed among Belgium's 185-strong squad bound for the games in Rio De Janeiro starting Aug. 5, where he will compete in the under-58-kilogram category.

On Friday, Mourad won gold in the under-54kg category in Montreux, Switzerland, the Flemish taekwondo federation dubbing him "Europe's king of the lightweights" in a tweet.

Belgian Taekwondo athlete Mourad Laachraoui Belgian Taekwondo athlete Mourad Laachraoui, younger brother of Brussels attacks suspect Najim Laachraoui, gives a press conference March 24, 2016, at the headquarters of the Francophone Belgian Taekwondo Association in Brussels. Photo: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

In a news conference two days after the attacks, Mourad said his brother was a nice, intelligent boy and had given no signs of being radicalized before he left for Syria in 2013 and broke all contact with his family.

A veteran Islamic fighter in Syria, electromechanics-trained Najim is also suspected of making explosive belts for last November's Paris attacks, which killed 130 people.

"It's crazy, really — the same parents, the same upbringing, and one turns out really well and the other really bad," his lawyer Philippe Culot said in March.

"You don't choose your family," Mourad remarked.