ZONDERLAND Epke
Netherlands
NED
Title
Mr
Lastname
ZONDERLAND
Firstname
Epke
Gender
male
Country
Netherlands
Place of birth
Lemmer
Year of birth
1986 (33 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
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Nickname
Flying Dutchman (nos.nl, 13 Apr 2015)
Hobbies
Surfing, sailing, speed skating, skiing, cooking, listening to music, playing the guitar. (epkezonderland.com, 13 Jan 2016)
Occupation
Athlete, Doctor
Education
Medicine - University of Groningen, Netherlands
Family
Wife Linda, son Bert [2018]
Spoken languages
Dutch, English
Coach
Bram van Bokhoven [national], NED (kngu.nl, 09 Aug 2018)
Sporting relatives
His brothers Herre and Johan have represented the Netherlands in gymnastics. Herre competed at five editions of the world championships between 2001 and 2009, while Johan participated in the 2004 European Championships in Ljubljana, Slovenia. (SportsDeskOnline, 15 Nov 2018; nrc.nl, 30 Jun 2008)
Injuries
In December 2015 he underwent surgery on his sinuses to cure a chronic cold he had been suffering from during 2015. (nos.nl, 09 Dec 2015)

He sustained a concussion after a fall during training in August 2015. He returned to competition in October 2015. (ad.nl, 03 Oct 2015)

In January 2008 he suffered an inflammation of a nerve in his shoulder. (intlgymnast.com, 19 May 2008)
Start sporting career
He took up gymnastics at age four at the DOS club in Lemmer, Netherlands. (epkezonderland.com, 13 Jan 2016)
Reason for taking up the sport
He took up gymnastics because his siblings were already involved in the sport. (epkezonderland.com, 13 Jan 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (ad.nl, 19 Sep 2017)
Hero / Idol
Japanese gymnast Hiroyuki Tomita, Russian gymnast Alexei Nemov. (fanvanepke.nl, 27 May 2011)
Awards
In June 2017 he was presented with the Flatow Award by the German Gymnastics Federation. He was the first non-German gymnast to receive the award, which is given to athletes who have shown exemplary conduct and integrity. (nos.nl, 14 Jun 2017)

In April 2013 the gymnastics centre in Heerenveen, Netherlands, was renamed in his honour in recognition of the gold medal he won at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (turncentrumheerenveen.nl, 01 Jun 2013; omropfryslan.nl, 26 Apr 2013)

In 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013 he was named Dutch Male Athlete of the Year. (nusport.nl, 17 Dec 2013)

In 2012 he was appointed Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau by the Dutch government. (fig-gymnastics.com, 21 Oct 2018)
Additional information
General
FLYING DOCTOR
In 2017 he continued his early medical career as a doctor on a military airbase in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. He says that being a well-known sportsman has helped his professional career. "Although people do not know me personally, they have an idea of who I am, and that helps to break the ice." (nos.nl, 14 May 2017)

NATIONAL FIRST
He became the first Dutch man to win an individual Olympic medal in artistic gymnastics when he claimed gold on the horizontal bar at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Aug 2018; espn.go.com, 08 Aug 2012)

Last update : 2019-04-10

Olympic Games

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

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
86
Score Qualif.
15.366 
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
7
Score Final
14.033
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
15.366
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
257.686

2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad LONDON (GBR)

Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
15.133
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
1
Score Final
16.533
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.966

2008 - Games of the XXIX Olympiad BEIJING (CHN)

Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
7
Score Final
15.000
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Test Events Olympic Games

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

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
91
Score Qualif.
44.133 
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
38
Score Qualif.
13.900
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
15.000
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.733
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.233
Team
Rank Final
3
Score Final
347.444
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2012 - XXX Olympic Games - Test Events LONDON (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
30
Score Final
84.631 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
59
Score Qualif.
13.700
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
46
Score Qualif.
13.400
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
44
Score Qualif.
13.933
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.016
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.966
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
52
Score Qualif.
13.766
World Championships

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

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
224
Score Qualif.
26.099 
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
14.333
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
165
Score Qualif.
11.766
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.
218
Score Qualif.
29.033 
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
14.633
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.100
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.400
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.
147
Score Qualif.
25.366 
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
117
Score Qualif.
10.933
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.233
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.433

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

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
240
Score Qualif.
42.766 
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
132
Score Qualif.
13.133
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
15.333
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
31
Score Qualif.
14.300
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
341.925

2014 - 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships NANNING (CHN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
259
Score Qualif.
43.249 
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
164
Score Qualif.
12.566
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
29
Score Qualif.
15.083
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
1
Score Final
16.225
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.600
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
18
Score Qualif.
335.051

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

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
127
Score Qualif.
30.833 
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
5
Score Final
15.300
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
15.400
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
1
Score Final
16.000
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
15.433

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

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
222
Score Qualif.
43.666 
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
69
Score Qualif.
13.633
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
14.900
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.833
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
15.133
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
336.077

2010 - 42nd FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships ROTTERDAM (NED)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
250
Score Qualif.
44.591 
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
67
Score Qualif.
13.933
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
15.333
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
2
Score Final
16.033
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
15.325
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
343.777

2009 - 41st FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships LONDON (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
122
Score Qualif.
30.475 
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
6
Score Final
15.125
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
15.175
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.825
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
15.300

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

Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
4
Score Final
15.700
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
World Cup qualifying for OG

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 DOHA (QAT)

Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.966
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
7
Score Final
12.966
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.100

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 BAKU (AZE)

Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.633
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.216

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 MELBOURNE (AUS)

Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.733
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
13.466

2018 - 43rd Turnier der Meister FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup COTTBUS (GER)

Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.866
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.266
World / Challenge Cup

2018 - FIG World Challenge Cup KOPER (SLO)

Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
4
Score Final
13.850
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
13.600

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

Parallel Bars
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.700
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
14.000
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
1
Score Final
14.800
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.450

2017 - FIG World Challenge Cup VARNA (BUL)

Parallel Bars
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.250
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.100
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
11.900

2015 - World Challenge Cup 2015 LJUBLJANA (SLO)

Parallel Bars
Rank Final
7
Score Final
13.025
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.150
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.700
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.950

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

Parallel Bars
Rank Final
3
Score Final
15.650
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
15.475
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.750
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.775
Continental Championships

2019 - 8th European Men's and Women's Individual Championships SZCZECIN (POL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
102
Score Qualif.
28.899 
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
14.366
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.266
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.533

2018 - 33rd Men's Artistic European Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
118
Score Final
27.666 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
39
Score Qualif.
13.333
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.400
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.333

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

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
104
Score Qualif.
28.641 
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
12
Score Qualif.
14.908
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
23
Score Qualif.
13.733

2014 - European Championships 2014 SOFIA (BUL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
92
Score Qualif.
43.832 
Pommel Horse
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
64
Score Qualif.
12.366
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
3
Score Final
15.533
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
15.600
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.866
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.866
Team
Rank Final
6
Score Final
256.979
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
258.661

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