Henk Numan

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Henk Numan
Henk Numan 1980.jpg
Numan in 1980
Personal information
Full nameHendrik Numan
Born(1955-06-13)13 June 1955
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Died26 April 2018(2018-04-26) (aged 62)
Landsmeer, the Netherlands
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight95 kg (209 lb)

Hendrik "Henk" Numan (13 June 1955 – 26 April 2018) was a retired judoka from the Netherlands, who won the bronze medal in half-heavyweight division (-95 kg) at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. His only loss at that tournament was against the later champion Robert Van De Walle from Belgium.[1] A year earlier he won a bronze medal at the 1979 World Judo Championships.[2] In 1992, he also competed in Japanese professional wrestling for Fighting Network RINGS as a part of Chris Dolman's team.

Numan died at the age of 62 on 26 April 2018. No cause of death was publicly released.[3] [4] However, in an interview with Dutch wrestling coach Bert Kops jr, published a few weeks later, it was revealed that Numan had committed suicide.[5]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Henk Numan". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-12-18.
  2. ^ WORLD JUDO CHAMPIONSHIPS. gbrathletics.com
  3. ^ Judo Bond Nederland (2 May 2018). "In memoriam: Henk Numan". Website Dutch Judo Federation.
  4. ^ Sambo & Combat-Sambo (26 April 2018). "Henk Numan 26-04-2018". Website Sambo & Combat-Sambo.
  5. ^ De La Haye, Mylène (17 May 2018). "Worstelaar/sportschoolhouder/vechtsportcoach Bert Kops". Panorama.