VAN GELDER Yuri
Netherlands
NED
Title
Mr
Lastname
VAN GELDER
Firstname
Yuri
Gender
male
Country
Netherlands
Place of birth
Waalwijk
Year of birth
1983 (36 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
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Nickname
Lord of the Rings (yvangelder.nl, 20 May 2011)
Occupation
Athlete
Spoken languages
Dutch, English
Club
Flik Flak ['s-Hertogenbosch, NED]
Coach
Bram van Bokhoven [national], NED (nrc.nl, 18 Apr 2016; omroepbrabant.nl, 31 Oct 2015)
Injuries
He suffered an ankle injury during training in August 2015. He could continue competing by using tape but skipped floor and vault for a month. (yvangelder.nl, 20 Sep 2015)

He suffered a wrist injury in September 2013 two weeks before the 2013 World Championships. He skipped a Challenge Cup event but managed to compete at the world championships. (nu.nl, 05 Oct 2015; omroepbrabant.nl, 16 Sep 2015)

After the 2006 World Championships in Denmark he was unable to compete for several months due to a right shoulder injury. (kngu.nl, 31 Mar 2011)

He injured his shoulder and wrist in 2001. (kngu.nl, 31 Mar 2011)
Start sporting career
He took up the sport at age five at the Kunst & Kracht 1919 club in Waalwijk, the Netherlands. (yvangelder.nl, 20 May 2011)
Hero / Idol
Bulgarian gymnast Jordan Jovtchev. (intogymnastics.nl, 20 Apr 2015)
Philosophy / Motto
"Nothing is impossible." (yvangelder.nl, 20 May 2011)
Additional information
Awards
He was named Dutch Athlete of the Year in 2005. (intlgymnast.com, 13 Oct 2010)

General
SUSPENSION
He received a one-year suspension from the Royal Dutch Gymnastics Federation [KNGU] after he tested positive for cocaine in 2009. (intlgymnast.com, 13 Oct 2010; examiner.com, 28 Oct 2008)

ALL-ROUNDER BEGINNINGS
He started his career as an all-rounder, competing on all six apparatus. After injuries to his shoulder and wrist in 2001 he considered quitting gymnastics because he couldn't compete in all six disciplines, but eventually chose to continue. (kngu.nl, 31 Mar 2011)

Last update : 2016-09-23

Olympic Games

2016 - Games of the XXXI Olympiad RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
88
Score Qualif.
15.333 
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
15.333
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
257.686
World Championships

2015 - 46th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
264
Score Qualif.
15.533 
Still Rings
Rank Final
6
Score Final
15.500
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
15.533
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
341.925

2013 - 44th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ANTWERP (BEL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
191
Score Qualif.
15.566 
Still Rings
Rank Final
5
Score Final
15.533
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
15.566

2011 - 43rd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships TOKYO (JPN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
224
Score Qualif.
43.049 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
194
Score Qualif.
12.533
Still Rings
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.666
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
15.383
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
336.077

2007 - 40th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

Still Rings
Rank Final
2
Score Final
16.625
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
World / Challenge Cup

2018 - FIG World Challenge Cup SZOMBATHELY (HUN)

Still Rings
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.150
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.100

2018 - FIG World Challenge Cup MERSIN (TUR)

Still Rings
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.300
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.400

2018 - FIG World Challenge Cup GUIMARAES (POR)

Still Rings
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.900
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.350

2018 - FIG World Challenge Cup OSIJEK (CRO)

Still Rings
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.200
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.000

2015 - World Challenge Cup 2015 LJUBLJANA (SLO)

Still Rings
Rank Final
4
Score Final
15.100
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
15.050

2015 - 39th Turnier der Meister World Challenge Cup 2015 COTTBUS (GER)

Still Rings
Rank Final
6
Score Final
15.275
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
15.275
Continental Championships

2016 - 32nd European Championships 2016 BERN (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
134
Score Qualif.
15.500 
Still Rings
Rank Final
4
Score Final
15.566
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
15.500

2015 - 6th European Individual Championships 2015 MONTPELLIER (FRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
129
Score Qualif.
15.533 
Still Rings
Rank Final
4
Score Final
15.533
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
15.533

2014 - European Championships 2014 SOFIA (BUL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
156
Score Qualif.
15.500 
Still Rings
Rank Final
8
Score Final
14.208
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
15.500
Team
Rank Final
6
Score Final
256.979
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
258.661

2013 - 5th European individual Championships 2013 MOSCOW (RUS)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
115
Score Qualif.
15.533 
Still Rings
Rank Final
7
Score Final
15.366
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
15.533

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