Henk Grol is proud to announce that he will be there on Monday, it is passed to the eighth CHAMPIONSHIP medal of his career, and his second as a heavyweight himself. The 34-year-old Veendammer noticed that he has more than ever before, enjoying matches, practice judo.
“This race was both physically and mentally is a challenge. However, if you’re up on the stage, you will be a lot more about it,” said Grol, in belarus Minsk. “I have a very, very long time and it is very hard to fight for the titles, but the rest of my career, I hope to just have fun. I want to be times, especially as a fun experience.”
Grol, which is in the category of up to 100 kilograms, for three European titles won, and began Monday, the great the hunt for a fourth gold medal at a european CHAMPIONSHIP. He won his first match on a single Zarku Culum, and it reached then, in the semi-finals by Stephan Hegyi, from Austria to ippon to beat.
In the semi-final battle came, Grol, even in the lead at the top of the world, Guram Tushishvili, but the reigning world champion in the heavyweight (100+ kg) withdrew due to an ippon, he eventually wins out against the Dutch.
Henk Grol won the eighth medal of his career. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
Am very happy with bronze,”
Grol realize that there is more in there against the two-time European champion of Tushishvili. “I have had specimens seem more aggressive compared to practice judo, but I love all of the opponent’s throw. If there is a gap, it would want to, I would love to try it. That’s it, I had to now pay for it with a point.”
“The shape was really good, showed the Grol is to be satisfied. “My subject, the timing, and the condition was very good. It all came together, and then you have to have a little bit of luck. I know that I will participate for the title, and I was so close to the prize, but with the bronze and I am very pleased about that.”
In the battle for the bronze and won the Grol to ippon by the Czech Lukas Krpalek, the reigning olympic champion in the category up to 100 kg. The Dutchman picked up the eighth medal of his career, when he in addition to three-time gold medal (for 2008, 2015, and 2016), three silver (2009, 2010, and 2013) and one bronze (in 2018) to offer.
Grol was, however, not to be completely unharmed from the battle, so it’s not yet clear whether he will be fit for the world championships in Tokyo, japan, at the end of August, will be held. “I hope my injury, and I can the world catch up. I’m going to get called out”, was decided by the opponent that after the Olympic Games of 2020 will be a point behind his career switch.