Nom : Henk Meijer
Prénom : Hendrik
Surnom : Meijer
Date de naissance : July 22
Lieu de Naissance : 1959
Winschoten, Pays Bas
Taille : 191 CM
Poids : 105
Catégorie de poids : Poids Lourds
Athlète Palmares : +80
European Champion 1982 , Rome, Italy
World Champion 1985 Seoul,Korea
( First non Korean who win
World championship in Korea)
5 x Winner Dutch Open
5 x Dutch National Champion
Bronze World championships 1983 Copenhagen,Danmark
Bronze World Cup 1988 Helsinki, Finland
Bronze European Championships 1988 Ankara, Turkey
Participation Olympic Games 1988 Seoul, Korea
( Finish fighting career)
Coach Palmares :
Start 1990 – 1994 Holland Nat Team
1997 – 2004 Holland Nat Team
Coach on EC for Holland : 6 x
Coach on WC for Holland : 6 x
Coach Olympic Games for Holland :
2000 Sydney ( 2 players), 2004 Athens ( 2 players)
EC GOLD: 5 SILVER: 6 BRONZE: 12
WC GOLD : 1 SILVER: 3 BRONZE: 3
Formation et diplômes:
Master degree Coaching NOC/NSF (Olympic Fed Holland)
Profession : Professionnel TKD
Tes plus beaux souvenirs sur les aires de combats :
Champion de Monde 1985 in Seoul, Korea.
Participation Olympic Games 1988 Seoul,Korea ( Démonstration sport)
Coach : Olympic Games Sydney 2000, TKD for the first time official Olympic Sport .
Tes pires souvenirs sur les aires de combats :
1997 WC in Barcelona. I prepared as title defender better than ever before
but lost my first game against Turkey.
1998 EC in Eindhoven, Holland. In front of our home public we wanted to score optimal,
And our preparation was excellent but the final result very disappointing with only 1 Gold.
Ton meilleur coup : As a fighter : kicks to the face and speed
As a coach: game strategy
Ton point faible: As a fighter : sometimes to offensive.
As a coach: should be a more patience.
Ta plus belle qualité : generosity and perseverance
Ton plus gros défaut : not good in conflict situations
Le N°1 masculin en Taekwondo : Juan Antonio Ramos ESP,
more than 10 years at the top and still full of motivation and always top prepared !!
Le N°1 féminin en Taekwondo : non favourit
Le ou les KO qui t'ont le plus impressionné ou plu :
It does not have to be a special technique like f.i. a momdollyo.
A simple pyt chagi KO can be beautiful if everything is right like:
timing, power, technique, speed, expression and braveness.
Tes objectifs sportifs :
Gold Medal for France on Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing.
Ce que tu penses du niveau mondial :
One of the consequences of being a new olympic sport is that
the world level is raising very fast and the game is changing every year.
As TKD is a low budget sport many “poor” countries can produce excellent players nowadays.
Ce que tu penses du Taekwondo en France:
At the moment I think we are at the right road to become a very succesfull nation in TKD. We have the natural talents . We are now concentrating the different weight divisions in the Pole`s. You have to understand , that TKD is a duel sport and that 50 % of the quality of a top TKD player depends on the quality of his training sparring partners. By putting the best French players in the different divisions together the level will increase huge in the coming years.
Also it is important to have on a regular base top foreign teams in France for exchange to test our skills in a secure surrounding, also very positive in regard of motivation and stimulation.
Also we are gaining more and more knowledge and experience to offer our players the best possible training and guidance they need for reaching international level.
Le sportif que tu admires le plus : Boris Becker (Germany, Tennis)
(motivation, winners mentality, stress resistance, optimal prepared physical and mentally)
Celui qui t'agace : arrogance, players who talk like world champions but never train like world champion,
Si tu n'avais pas fait du Taekwondo : My second passion is football !!
Loisirs : Travelling and looking at historic places.
Musique favorite : Many different
Cuisine préférée : Korea and Italian,
when I am abroad I love to taste the local specialities of another country.
Le dernier film que tu as vu : Der Untergang !!
A german movie about the last days of Hitler.
Le film que tu préfères : Historic or Fantasy like :
Lord of the Rings, Aliens, Braveheart, Troy
Le dernier livre que tu as lu : The Da Vinci Code.
Le livre que tu préfères : The life of Dchengiz Khan
Tes dernières vacances : Cote dÀzur
Tes vacances préférées :Caraibic, Australia or Asia