The chance that Yuri van Gelder of the Olympic Games and participating is minimal. According to coach Bram van Bokhoven has the ringenspecialist not yet demonstrated the level to get to the world cup.
Because the 35-year-old Van Gelder is not part of the team which the world cup selection is composed, is participation in the world cup is the only route for the Resident to be in Tokyo.
“Last year we agreed that Yuri scores of around 14.9 show up to World Cups to qualify. That hasn’t happened yet”, says Van Bokhoven in Papendal, where gymnastiekbond KNGU an explanation on the kwalificatieregels for Tokyo 2020.
Van Gelder wants, according to the national coach in a number of challengers in the July and August arts show. “He wants me to convince,” said the coach, which Van Gelder might speak, but did not show up for european CHAMPIONSHIP qualifiers. “I had him there to be honest expected. Yuri still has the ambition. I challenge him that to convert them into action.”
Van Gelder was at the Games of Rio for misconduct sent home, among other things because the rules of conduct had been breached. So he was the evening after he had qualified for the ringenfinale until deep in the night on the step.