Zonderland will feel after heavy World Cups in good shape for EK

Epke zonderland will begin Wednesday in the Polish Sczescin at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS artistic gymnastics on the hunt for his first European title on the high bar since 2014. The Fries feels after a number of heavy World Cups ready for what he sees as the first peak of 2019.

“Emotionally, the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, a tournament where I was the past few months going have worked,” says zonderland will be in conversation with the NIS. “Here, I want to be at my best. Actually, that’s pretty crazy, because unlike the World Cups is nothing on the game.”

The 32-year-old zonderland will did the past few months to the world cup all over the world, where the gymnasts a big step, they could convert a ticket for the Olympic Games of 2020 in Tokyo. The Dutchman noticed that the level during the World Cups was higher than otherwise.

“We have more World Cups in march and then a european CHAMPIONSHIP in april, but now there was olympic qualification. That you saw on the level. There were a lot of world present and everyone was sharper than anywhere else,” says zonderland will be, however, noted that the traveling started to affect his health.

Epke Zonderland Will Be. ()

‘Calm address is a number one priority’

At the last World Cup in Doha at the end of march ended zonderland will be the seventh, partly because he during his exercise fell. “When I fell, I noticed that I was tired. It was a quite heavy process. In between there was little time to get really good training,” said the olympic champion of 2012.

“The goal after the last World Cup was also to have a few days to come. You need to rest and pick up there on top. If you do not fit, you may also not perform. Rest is priority number one.”

Zonderland will be conquered in his career so far, two European titles on the high bar (2011 and 2014), but has good hope that he would be there this week in Poland, one add. “This is the most important moment of this period. I am in good shape and go my stinking best to do to have a title to to deal with it.”

The european CHAMPIONSHIPS artistic gymnastics are Wednesday through Sunday, held in Poland. Zonderland will come Wednesday afternoon in action in the qualification, just as Casimir Schmidt and Bram Louwije. The women work Thursday qualifying. The finals are on the weekend on the program.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular