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.
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Dutch Judo Team for Rio announced

25 Feb 2016 20:20

The Dutch Judo Association announced the eleven judoka nominated for the Olympic Games. Despite the ongoing qualification period, the board will nominate eleven athletes at the National Olympic Committee. Obviously all athletes need to fit the international criteria at 30 May to secure their position. Read more

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Youngster De Wit returns at Grand Slam Paris

4 Feb 2016 08:45

Last year Dutchman Frank de Wit became World Junior Champion in Abu Dhabi, just a week after he had won a bronze medal at the Grand Slam in Paris, the highlight of his young senior career. This week he will return in Paris, the best judo venue on earth. Read more

Henk Grol

Henk Grol has the answer who wins the Olympic title

8 Jan 2016 01:00

216 Days for the sixth day of the Olympic Games U78kg and U100kg Dutchman Henk Grol is struggling with his mission: Olympic gold. Judo is a struggle in general, the sport has developed, the rules have changed. The double Olympic bronze medallist lost three World Championships finals, although many would say, he won three silver medals. For Henk this is different, only gold matters in Rio. Read more


Olympic year 2016 starts with OTC in Mittersill

4 Jan 2016 13:25

This week the traditional start of the season will take place with the opening of the Olympic Training Centre in Mittersill. The OTC will host about 880 participants from 50 nations of all continents. The Austrian Judo Federation is the proud organizer of the most important and successful training camp in the world. Most athletes will be present in the Austrian mountains. Read more

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Preview World Championships U100kg

29 Aug 2015 00:45

World Champion Lukas Krpalek is on the verge of a big assignment. Getting there isn’t a big thing, but staying at the top is much harder. Last year the tall Czech super star defeated Jose Armenteros of Cuba. On Saturday Krpalek is in a pool with 2013 World Champion Elkhan Mammadov, this is not his year, so this is the opportunity to save the year. Also Ivan Remarenco of the VAE. He can shine or lose in the first round. In the other block of pool B Adlan Bisultanov is perhaps less known, but highly skilled. This Russian men could be a good replacement of Tagir Khaybulaev for the Olympic Games. Tagir is not that far, Bisultanov showed a few times that he is technically capable to stand his man. Toma Nikiforov and could be a roadblock. Read more

Result City Date
3Abu Dhabi27 Oct
3Tel Aviv28 Apr
2Ekaterinburg18 Mar

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