Our regional leading athletes can compete again in the Olympics on Sunday. Eyes are on athletics, hockey and water polo, in which our area members come into action. Where most interests are, with Dutch hockey men.
For example, night owls can enjoy athletics. For example, Rome Rotterdam Athletic’s Limerv Bonnevacia appears at the start of the first round of the 400 meters at 04:25. We will also see Irene van der Riezken in action. The 27-year-old athlete from Rotterdam is also in Rotterdam, competing in the first round of the 3000m steeplechase at 02:55 Dutch time.
Hockey in water polo
Once the regional athletes have finished their warm-up, the early birds can go straight to the Hockey Gentleman for a cracker. The Netherlands face Australia in the quarterfinals: a fierce opponent of Rotterdam hockey players Cheve Van Ass, Birmin Black, Thieves van Tom and Geron Hertzberger.
Due to the difficult team position, the Dutch hockey men finished fourth in Group B, so national coach Max Caldas said the team should now play hockey against the team winner from Group A: Australia. The winner of the Australia-Netherlands game will play against Germany or Argentina.
For Dutch water polo girls you don’t have to get out of bed early. Rotterdam national coach Arno Havenga will face Canada in Group A at 08:30. The Netherlands have already secured a place in the quarterfinals.
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