Henk Grol Judoka

Henk Grol

Henk Grol

  • Country:Netherlands
  • Born:14 April 1985 (32 years)
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Dutch powerman Henk Grol won two Olympic bronze medals, in 2008 in Beijing and London 2012. Grol was three times finallist of the World Championships and won the European titles in 2008, in 2015 in 2016 in Kazan. He was always coached by Maarten Arens. He is sponsored by Matrix.
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Knee injury prevents Henk Grol to participate at World Championships

24 Aug 2017 23:05

After Noël van ’t End, also Henk Grol cancelled his participation to the World Championships due to an injury in his preparation. The 32-year year old double Olympic medallist sustained a knee injury a few weeks ago. Eventually the thoughts were positive about participation, but during a match simulation, the conclusion was that the knee was not sufficiently recovered. Read more

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Dutch team with Grol and Polling full of World medal potential

7 Aug 2017 17:50

The Dutch team for the World Championships in Budapest includes a little surprise. Triple World Championships runner-up Henk Grol was not very sure how to proceed after the Olympic Games; most likely he would start +100kg. His last matchday was at 11 August 2016 when he couldn’t overcome Cyrille Maret. Now it appears that Grol will make his comeback in Budapest, fighting U100kg. This is for certain: Grol is not yet finished. Read more

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Dutch Abu Dhabi winner Juul Franssen in difficult situation

18 Jan 2017 10:05

At her birthday Juul Franssen is in one of the most difficult situation of her sporting career. The 27-year old winner of the Grand Slam of Abu Dhabi in 2016 can't compete anymore sanctioned by the Dutch Judo Association. Her new car and her salary was taken away with immediate effect by the National Olympic Committee. Welcome in 2017...new rules. Read more

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Rio2016 Olympic Judo Preview men U100kg

11 Aug 2016 10:15

The men’s event U100kg has a huge number of fighters with medal chances. Not just the top favourites but also former Olympic medallists such as Naidan, reigning Olympic Champion Khaibulaev or the determined European champion Henk Grol. They are not the top favourites but can still win gold. At 11 August we will know the winner. Read more

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Record participation for Dutch Olympic judo team

31 May 2016 10:35

The Dutch team will send a record of eleven athletes to the Olympic Games. In 2012 the Dutch sent 10 athletes to London. Henk Grol is the only athlete with medals in his pocket. The double European champion in this Olympic cycle won bronze in 2008 and 2012. Marhinde Verkerk was previously nominated instead of Guusje Steenhuis. Verkerk finished fifth in 2012. Read more

Result City Date
1Kazan2016
7Düsseldorf2016
1Baku2015
5Rabat2015
7Baku2015

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