Judobond prohibits Franssen participation in international competitions


Judobond prohibits Franssen participation in international competitions

Judoka Juul Franssen may not participate in international competitions and training camps with the national topsportselectie. That has the Judo Bond Nederland Friday decided.

The bond gives “a difference of opinion about the route to be followed towards the Olympic Games of 2020” as the reason for the decision.

According to Hetteke Company of NL Sporter, the organization that protects the interests of athletes, the training of Franssen.

“The bond wants all training sessions at Papendal are followed, otherwise exclusion. Juul wants to be there to keep, but can not fully meet the requirement of the bond requirements. They are training two times per week in Papendal the netherlands, but studying in Rotterdam and follow there training,” she says.

“She can’t go to Arnhem as her studies in Rotterdam. We are at a point that the bond is no longer Juul wants to talk. The door is closed.”


Franssen, who recently won gold at the Grand Slam of Abu Dhabi, by the decision of her sport on the highest level of influence.

Moreover, the NOC*NSF at the request of the judobond the A-status of Franssen terminated so that they are no longer entitled to the amenities that her career support.

The judoka, who thinks about possible legal action, is extremely disappointed that her career outside of her desire to terminate it. “I wanted everything to be in Tokyo for the Netherlands, that is me now taken. There can and I would not accept that.”

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