Henk Grol Judoka

Henk Grol

Henk Grol

  • Country:Netherlands
  • Born:14 April 1985 (35 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 and 8 medals. He was always coached by Maarten Arens. He is sponsored by Matrix. He won the Grand Slam in Paris in 2011 and 2020. Henk captured gold at the Grand Slam in Osaka in 2018. Henk Grol (NED) was number 1 of the IJF World Ranking for seniors U100kg in 2012 and 2013.
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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

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Henk Grol is ready for the Olympic Games after third European title

23 Apr 2016 21:05

Henk Grol captured his third European title. Who would have thought that he prolonged his European title of last year? Not even Henk Grol as he faced problems with his health for a long time. The Europeans weren’t important, just to get some confidence. Everything in the life of Henk Grol is in the light of the Olympic Games. Read more

Result City Date
1Paris9 Feb
3Qingdao2019
7Tokyo2019
3Minsk2019
5Düsseldorf2019

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