Henk Grol Judoka

Henk Grol

Henk Grol

  • Country:Netherlands
  • Born:14 April 1985 (34 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. Henk Grol (NED) was number 1 of the IJF
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Elite U100kg shaken and sturbed, up to the finals in Kazan

23 Apr 2016 14:55

What a surprising third day in the category U100kg where the dark horses screw up the common elite at the European Championships in Kazan. Only title defender Henk Grol was able to stand the pressure in the pool of death where he defeated Beka Gviniashvili and Elmar Gasimov. Read more

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Kazan Judo preview U100kg: Who will shake up the elite?

23 Apr 2016 09:05

The category U100kg at the European Championships in Kazan can be one of the most interesting ones with new energy from Beka Gviniashvili of Georgia which can shake up the settled judoka such as Dutch European Champion Henk Grol, or 2014 World Champion Lukas Krpalek. Both judoka face a tough time and a good result will launch them for Rio, but if they get the chance is the question. Read more


European Judo Champion Henk Grol switches to O100kg after Rio

14 Apr 2016 12:05

European title defender Henk Grol says he is planning to change to the category +100kg after the Olympic Games. The double Olympic medallist in 2008 and 2012 is selected for his third Olympics and will defend his European title in Kazan in two weeks time. Grol: “I’m completely done with losing weight.” Read more

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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

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Result City Date
5Düsseldorf22 Feb
5Paris9 Feb
3Abu Dhabi2018
3Tel Aviv2018

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