Henk Grol Judoka

Henk Grol

Henk Grol

  • Country:Netherlands
  • Born:14 April 1985 (33 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 title in 2008, in 2015 in 2016 in Kazan. He was always coached by Maarten Arens. He is sponsored by Matrix. He took a silver medal at the Grand Slam in Ekaterinburg in 2018. He won seven European medals including three European titles. He captured gold at the Grand Slam in Osaka in 2018.
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Glory for Henk Grol as oldest Japan winner ever

25 Nov 2018 14:55

Dutch judo legend Henk Grol rolled back the years to win heavyweight gold in the last contest at the Osaka Grand Slam. Grol, who went out in the first round at The Hague Grand Prix a week ago at the hands of Alexander Mikhaylin (RUS), renewed his rivalry with U100kg Olympic champion Lukas Krpalek (CZE) which started in 2009 when they faced off for the first time in the U100kg category. Read more

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Sensational victory for judo legend Henk Grol in Japan

25 Nov 2018 11:55

What a sensational victory for Henk Grol at the Grand Slam of Osaka on Sunday against Lukas Krpalek. The Dutchman defeated all his impressive opponents in a pool of death and in the end got Krpalek down by wazari with a ko-soto gari, close to ippon and defended the last minute to the victory. Read more

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Big clashes in the Hague with 242 men lined-up

15 Nov 2018 15:55

A total of 242 men will be fighting for 7 gold medals at the Grand Prix of The Hague. With World Champions Saeid Mollaei (IRI) and Nikoloz Sherazadishvili (ESP) in the field and some of last year’s winners, the Grand Prix of Holland moves one and almost doubled the participants. Read more

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Russia’s Inal Tasoev rushes to heavyweight gold in five seconds

29 Oct 2018 18:30

Russian heavyweight Inal Tasoev took the biggest win of his burgeoning career as he defeated Olympic champion Lukas Krpalek (CZE) five seconds into their +100kg final. Russia’s premier heavyweight, who was overlooked for selection to the World Championships in September, faced off with Krpalek for the first time and humbled the owner of the U100kg gold backpatch with an o-uchi-gari after his distinguished heavyweight rival rushed in. Read more

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Mikhail Igolnikov strikes with first European senior title

28 Apr 2018 19:05

Mikhail Igolnikov earned Russia’s fourth gold of the European Judo Championships in Tel Aviv today, leaving them top of the final medals table, as he defeated Serbia’s world champion Nemanja Majdov in the U90 kilograms class. Read more

Result City Date
1Osaka23 Nov
3Abu Dhabi27 Oct
3Tel Aviv28 Apr
2Ekaterinburg18 Mar
1Kazan2016

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