Turner Epke Zonderland will be the guest of honor at the TeamNL Olympic Festival at Scheveningen Beach on Monday. The 2012 Olympic champion is scheduled to return to the Netherlands from Tokyo on Monday, after which he will immediately fly from Schiphol to The Hague.
There, the Frisian reunites with his family and friends and, according to the umbrella sports organization NOC*NSF, receives a “warm and gracious welcome.”
Zunderland (35) announced Saturday at the Olympics that he will be stopping at the highest level after his horizontal crossbar. He failed to qualify for the Olympic final.
He misses the World Gymnastics Championships in October, as well as in Japan. “It’s okay. I don’t know if she would get any better than this, I don’t think so,” said the three-time world champion.
Honoring at the festival site in The Hague
The Olympic Festival is the successor to the Olympic Experience, the event held in The Hague during the 2016 Rio Games. You can practice all kinds of sports during the day at Scheveningen Beach, under the supervision of the various sports federations. Visitors can also follow the Olympic Games on the big screens of TV.
TeamNL players who won a medal during the Tokyo Olympics will be honored at the festival site in The Hague.
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