Steenhuis reached the finals of european CHAMPIONSHIPS in judo, after his Verkerk, Grol on the hunt for the bronze

Mark Steenhuis has on Monday at the european CHAMPIONSHIP in judo in belarus Minsk in the final of the category up to 78 kilograms, is reached. Heavy Henk Grol and Noel van t End (-90 kg) will go on for the bronze.

The 26-year-old Steenhuis, which reached the final by compatriot Marhinde Verkerk to beat. With the birth of Brabant went on the basis of penalties, the pressure at the end at Rotterdam, with whom she is competing for the sole olympic ticket to the Games in 2020.

For the matte house was that it was only her second match in Minsk, as the number two in the world, flowing in from the quarter-finals. Were they at the ippon of Loriana Their out of the area.

Steenhuis finished with the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in 2016 and 2017 and in the second place, and hunting in the republic of belarus to the European title of her career. In the battle for the gold will take them from poland, Klara Apotekar, which is the German Luise Malzahn of the millennium.

The 33-year-old Verkerk, who is in her first party was too strong for the Russian Aleksandra Babintseva, and the German Anna Maria Wagner is still on for the bronze.

Verkerk and Steenhuis found each other in the semi-finals. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dog Grol for the bronze

The same is true for the dog Grol. The 34-year-old Veendammer it came in his semi-final against Georgian Guram Tushishvili in the lead by waza-ari, but a moment later, on his back, placed the top of the world.

Grol, it was his tournament started off with victories over the Serb, Zarku Culum, and of the Austrian Stephan Hegyi. At bronze, equal to the three-fold European champion (-100 kg) on his performance of last year in Tel Aviv, when he was at his CHAMPIONSHIP debut, in the heaviest weight class, finished third.

Roy Meyer was in the same category, in the semi-final battle to reach it. He lost in the quarter-finals of Ushangi Kokauri of Azerbaijan, and went down into the re-sits down against the Czech Lukas Krpalek, making The tournament as the seventh end.

Krpalek, the opponent’s of the Grol, in the battle for place three.

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Of the End-to-semi-finals

In the category up to 90 kilograms, is Of the End for the bronze. The birth of Houtenaar was his semi’s against Li Kochman of Israel, which he devoured with an ippon.

Of the End of this year, impressed with a gold medal at the Grand Slam in Yekaterinburg, has reached the final four, then the Slovenian David Kukovica, the French Axel Clerget and the British Frazer Chamberlain to beat.

With the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in judo, it makes this year, just as it was four years ago in Azerbaijan Baku, azerbaijan in the European Games. The multisportevenement lasts until the 30th of June, while the judotoernooi Tuesday, its final day, you know.

The netherlands is at the moment on two of the medals. Sanne van Dijke won a silver medal in the category up to 70 kilograms and be ready for a little of Vermeer picked up a bronze medal in the weight category up to 63 kg. Coach Maarten Arens had three medals (one gold medal) at the target.

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