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RIJKEN Frank
Netherlands
NED
Title
Mr
Lastname
RIJKEN
Firstname
Frank
Gender
male
Country
Netherlands
Place of birth
Westvoorne
Year of birth
1996 (25 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
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Occupation
Athlete
Education
Economics - Tilburg University, Netherlands
Spoken languages
Dutch, English, German
Coach
Bram van Bokhoven [national], NED
Sporting relatives
His older sister Marlies represented the Netherlands in artistic gymnastics at two editions of the world championships before retiring in 2012. (rotterdamtopsport.nl, 2014; examiner.com, 08 Feb 2012; gympower.nl, 27 Sep 2010; SportsDeskOnline, 30 Sep 2021)
Injuries
A knee injury caused him to miss the 2017 European Championships in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. (sports2visuals.com, 21 Mar 2017)

In 2015 he tore ligaments in his ankle while trying to save a lamb that had become trapped in a fence. Despite the injury, he was still able to compete at the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, but could not participate in the floor exercise or vault. (o-en-o-zwijndrecht.nl, 29 Jul 2016)

In November 2012 he broke the calf bone and shin bone in his left leg while competing on floor at an event in Zurich, Switzerland. He returned to training in February 2013. (gympower.nl, 2013, 30 Nov 2012)
Start sporting career
He took up gymnastics at age nine. (rtvrijnmond YouTube channel, 06 Oct 2015; intogymnastics.nl, 2015)
Reason for taking up the sport
His siblings were involved in the sport. "As a little boy, gymnastics is one big playground. When I first saw a real gymnastics hall with a brick pit and a high trampoline, I was immediately sold. First it is just playing, later it becomes sport." (universonline.nl, 27 Jun 2018; intlgymnast.com, 29 Aug 2017; rotterdamtopsport.nl, 2014)
Most memorable sporting achievement
Helping the Dutch team qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games. (Dutch Gymnastics KNGU YouTube Channel, 20 Sep 2017)
Philosophy / Motto
"It does not make any sense to be nervous all the time. You cannot keep that up. I just stay calm, I do not have that much trouble doing it. I feel the tension on the competition floor, but I have learned to enjoy it." (universonline.nl, 27 Jun 2018)
Awards
He received a spot on the Wall of Fame at the Tilburg University Sports Center in 2019. (Instagram profile, 31 May 2019)
Additional information
General
OTHER STUDIES
He has studied for a master's degree at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jun 2021)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as a member of the Interim Athletes' Commission at the Royal Dutch Gymnastics Union [KNGU]. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Jun 2021)

Last update : 2021-09-30

Olympic Games

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

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
84.265 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
52
Score Qualif.
13.866
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
43
Score Qualif.
13.966
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
54
Score Qualif.
13.700
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
44
Score Qualif.
14.500
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
45
Score Qualif.
14.033
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
257.686
Test Events Olympic Games

2016 - Aquece Rio Final Gymnastics Qualifier (Test Event) RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
31
Score Qualif.
84.599 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
34
Score Qualif.
14.433
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
25
Score Qualif.
14.133
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
54
Score Qualif.
13.833
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
78
Score Qualif.
13.600
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
41
Score Qualif.
13.800
Team
Rank Final
3
Score Final
347.444
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
World Championships

2021 - 50th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships KITAKYUSHU (JPN)

Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
13.966
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
14.133

2019 - 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
73
Score Qualif.
77.564 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
152
Score Qualif.
12.533
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
83
Score Qualif.
12.633
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
118
Score Qualif.
12.700
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
57
Score Qualif.
13.766
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
54
Score Qualif.
13.366
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
240.326

2018 - 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships DOHA (QAT)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
64.066 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
57
Score Qualif.
13.600
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
143
Score Qualif.
10.233
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
76
Score Qualif.
13.200
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
42
Score Qualif.
14.033
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
58
Score Qualif.
13.000
Team
Rank Final
8
Score Final
240.660
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
245.663

2017 - 47th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships MONTREAL (CAN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
137
Score Qualif.
26.266 
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
41
Score Qualif.
13.700
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
55
Score Qualif.
12.566

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

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
62
Score Qualif.
82.931 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
110
Score Qualif.
13.733
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
69
Score Qualif.
13.833
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
97
Score Qualif.
13.866
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
147
Score Qualif.
13.633
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
94
Score Qualif.
13.533
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
341.925
World Cup qualifying for OG

2020 - FIG World Cup 2020 BAKU (AZE)

Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.966

2020 - FIG World Cup 2020 MELBOURNE (AUS)

Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
11.966
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
6
Score Final
13.733
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
13.633
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
10.100
World / Challenge Cup

2021 - FIG World Challenge Cup VARNA (BUL)

Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.850

2018 - FIG EnBW DTB-Pokal Individual All-Around World Cup 2018 STUTTGART (GER)

All-Around
Rank Final
8
Score Final
79.598 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2017 - FIG World Challenge Cup - 20th Internationaux de France 2017 PARIS (FRA)

Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
15
Score Qualif.
13.700

2017 - FIG World Challenge Cup VARNA (BUL)

Parallel Bars
Rank Final
6
Score Final
13.950
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
13.500
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
13.400

2015 - World Challenge Cup 2015 ANADIA (POR)

Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
30
Score Qualif.
12.350
Continental Championships

2021 - 9th European Individual Championships BASEL (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
138
Score Qualif.
13.033 
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
13.033

2018 - 33rd Senior European Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
38
Score Final
66.231 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
40
Score Qualif.
13.066
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
68
Score Qualif.
12.233
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
14.366
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
12.966
Multisport Events / Games

2015 - 1st European Games Baku 2015 BAKU (AZE)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
75
Score Qualif.
52.366 
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
60
Score Qualif.
12.300
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
50
Score Qualif.
13.000
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
55
Score Qualif.
13.266
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
34
Score Qualif.
13.800
Team
Rank Final
15
Score Final
163.963
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-