John-John Dohmen

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John-John Dohmen
Personal information
Nationality Belgian
Born (1988-01-24) 24 January 1988 (age 29)
Anderlecht, Belgium
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Sport
Country  Belgium
Sport Field hockey

John-John Dohmen (born 24 January 1988) is a Belgian international field hockey player.

Biography[edit]

John-John Dohmen is born in Anderlecht in 1988, and spent his youth in Ittre.[1]

He has graduated in ergotherapy.[2] In 2014 he was a candidate for the Centre démocrate humaniste in the Belgian regional elections in Walloon Brabant.[1]

Dohmen started playing hockey when he was five years old, and debuted at Royal Léopold Club in Uccle.[3]

He is a player with Waterloo Ducks, and since 2013 the captain of the Belgian national team (the "Red Lions").[1] He has won five national titles, one with Léopold and four with Waterloo. He was named Belgian hockey player of the year for the season 2008-2009.[3]

International career[edit]

Dohmen debuted with the national team when he was only 16 years old, in a match against Italy. As of 23 February 2017, he had played 338 matches for the Red Lions.[3]

He participated in his first Olympics at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics.[4] Dohmen became European vice-champion with Belgium at the 2013 European Championship on home ground in Boom.

Olympic silver medalist[edit]

In his third Olympics, Rio 2016, Dohmen led his team to the silver medal in the men's field hockey tournament.[3]

World hockey player of the year[edit]

At the 2016 Hockey Stars, the main awards given by the International Hockey Federation, Dohmen was crowned the 2016 FIH Player of the Year.[5] He was previously nominated for the same award in 2013 and 2015.[3]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Qui est John-John Dohmen, la nouvelle recrue d'André Antoine". Le Vif (in French). 19 March 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "John-John Dohmen". Team Belgium. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Goffaut, Christophe (23 February 2017). "John-John Dohmen, l'apprenti devenu guide". L'Avenir (in French). 
  4. ^ "John-John Dohmen". London 2012. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "John-John Dohmen, Naomi Van named best hockey players of 2016". India.com. India-Asian News Agence. 23 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "John John Dohmen Officier (2016)". Connaître la Wallonie (in French). Retrieved 23 February 2017.