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Van Gelder is aware that Rio him will always haunt

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Van Gelder is aware that Rio him will always haunt

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Yuri van Gelder is looking with confidence to the coming years, already realize the ringenspecialist that he never fully redeemed, it will, on the fact that during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro were turned away.

“Rio will haunt me for ever,” says Van Gelder Thursday at the Univé Gym Gala in the Ziggo Dome. “But I have everything now quite a place.”

The Dutchman was in Rio after reaching the final sent home by the NOC*NSF, because he has no knowledge of the direction of step had been, had drunk and much too late home. According to Van Gelder, they were only four or five beers, and everyone knew where he was.

“I stay with my point of view,” says Van Gelder now. “It is acid what happened, but that starts, of course to myself. Further, I look now prefer to move forward. It is quit and continue again.”

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Tokyo 2020

Van Gelder, who in 2005 became world champion, is already 33 years. So, the question is whether he is about four years will be enough to be in Tokyo again to take part in the Play. The turner itself is looking with confidence ahead.

“I compare myself with a Bulgarian gymnast (Yordan Yovchev, red), which on the Olympic Games in London, still at age 39 in the ringenfinale was. That is my example. I still have a number of good years to go.”

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