Yuri van Gelder, our “Lord of the Rings” made a mistake and had to leave Rio before his final Gymnastic Rings-act. A real tragedy for everyone.
But today we watched mainly our athletes at Judo and Gymnastics. Judoka Anicka van Emden did a very good job: she won a bronze medal. Our second medal for Team NL! Anicka is a strong and clever competing woman.
After 40 years the Dutch women showed up again into the Gymnastics-countries -final. Our ladies performed beautiful and disciplined but could not beat the amazing acrobatic girls from USA or those from Russia and China. But we are very proud they reached so far (7th)!
We saw the powerfull Dutch hockey-men play against Canada: 7-0 victory! Great!
Yesterday we told about Dorian van Rijsselberghe. Windsurfing is his second nature: again he moved like a seabird to the second place. With a little luck in the final heat he can even win a Golden Medal!
GO TEAM NL!
Bio: Maaike & Brecht are two young up and coming coaches from the Netherlands. We first met the girls back in July when they volunteered for our Track & Field project at the European Athletic Championships. We saw hundreds of children over 5 days and Maaike and Brecht were an integral part of the team who delivered running, jumping and throwing sessions to all who took part. We have kept in touch with the girls and hope to have them part of the FCN for many more events in the future.Over the course of the Olympic Games, Maaike and Brecht will be sharing their experience of watching the Games from the comfort of their home in Makkinga (Netherlands) and sharing their excitement of their favourite Olympians from Team Netherlands.