Henk Grol

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Henk Grol
Henk Grol with his bronze medal at the 2012 summer Olympics.JPG
Grol in 2012
Personal information
Full name Hindrik Harmannus Arnoldus Grol
Nationality Dutch
Born (1985-04-14) April 14, 1985 (age 32)
Winschoten, Netherlands
Residence Haarlem, Netherlands
Education Communications, Marketing
Alma mater Johan Cruijff College
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
Website henkgrol.nl
Country Netherlands
Sport Judo
Event(s) 100 kg
Club Kenamju
Coached by Maarten Arens, Ronald Joorse
Achievements and titles
World finals
Regional finals
Olympic finals
Updated on 23 April 2014.

Hindrik Harmannus Arnoldus "Henk" Grol (born 14 April 1985 in Veendam) is a Dutch judoka.

Grol competed in the 2007 European Judo Championships in Belgrade, Serbia in the men's under 90 kg, as a replacement for Mark Huizinga, who cancelled last minute due to personal problems.

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.[1] Grol went on to win the bronze medal beating Ramziddin Sayidov in his bronze medal match.[1]