Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Epke Zonderland

Epke Jan Zonderland is a Dutch gymnast. He competed for Netherlands in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Recently he won gold in 2011 European Championships in Berlin, in horizontal bar event. 

Update: He also won gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, in high bar event.

Born: April 16, 1986 in Lemmer, Netherlands 
Height: 5'8" 
Weight: 152 lbs 

Achievements/Career Highlights: 
  • together with Jeffrey Wammes, was first Dutch to qualify at the all-around final of World Championships, in 2005 
  • won silver medal at the DUtch national championships for horizontal bar competition 
  • won gold (horizontal bar), 2006 & 2007 WOrld Cup 
  • won gold (horizontal bar), 2011 European Championships 
  • won silver (horizontal bar), 2010 & 2009 World Championships 
  • won silver (parallel bar), 2011 European Championships
  • Dutch Sportsman of the Year, 2009

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