Grol must world CHAMPIONSHIPS judo to no-go due to knee injury

Grol must world CHAMPIONSHIPS judo to no-go due to knee injury

Henk Grol does not participate in the world championships judo, on Monday in Budapest.

The 32-year-old Haarlemmer has a few weeks ago for a training, a tear in the inner tube of his right knee injuries.

Initially thought the medical staff that with intensive treatment participation would be possible, but during wedstrijdsimulatie has shown that the knee is insufficient is recovered. In consultation with the technical and medical staff, it was decided to refrain from participation.

The triple European champion, standing in the class up to 100 kilograms, would in Hungary, his comeback after his performance on the Play of last year in Rio. He announced last week that his career at least, still have a year to renew.


“This is a big disappointment for me”, responds Grol three times the second was at the world cup. “After the disappointment at the Olympic Games in Rio, I was ready to do battle with the world. I felt good and was physically in top condition. The past few months I have again much pleasure in the judo.”

“It would be my first big tournament and I was keen to get a medal. For me it is a very difficult decision. But it is no different. The medical staff has convinced me that participation can lead to the end of my career, and I’m not ready for it.”

By the deregistration of Grol is the Dutch selection for the world CHAMPIONSHIPS ten athletes. Earlier had also Noël van ‘t End (-90 kg) has had to withdraw because of a shoulder injury.

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