Grol in 2012
|Full name||Hindrik Harmannus Arnoldus Grol|
April 14, 1985 |
|Alma mater||Johan Cruijff College|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||100 kg (220 lb)|
|Coached by||Maarten Arens, Ronald Joorse|
|Achievements and titles|
|Updated on 23 April 2014.|
He won gold in the men's under 100-kilo class at the 2008 European Judo Championships in Lisbon, Portugal. He was the youngest European Champion of that year, only 22 years old.
After a highly competitive race against Elco van der Geest, Grol ended up to be the 2008 representative for the men's 100 kg category for the Netherlands at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. There he reached the semifinals, where he was beaten by Askhat Zhitkeyev from Kazakhstan. He went on to win bronze.
He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, reaching the quarter-finals, where he lost to Dimitri Peters of Germany. Grol went on to win the bronze medal beating Ramziddin Sayidov in his bronze medal match.
- "90 – 100kg (half-heavyweight) men results – Judo – London 2012 Olympics". www.olympic.org. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
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