Henk Grol only has a chance to win bronze at the Masters in Doha on Wednesday.

Guusje Steenhuis and Simeon Catharina were also eliminated in the semifinals, while Noël van 't End can still hope for a gold medal.

The 35-year-old Grol first dealt with the Hungarian Richard Sipocz and then also with Aliaksandr Vakhaviak from Belarus, whom he got into a hold.

In the semi-finals, the Groninger was too strong for the South Korean Minjong Kim, but he lost to the Russian Inal Tasoev for a place in the final battle.

Roy Meyer, Grol's competitor in the battle for the Olympic ticket in the heavyweight, was already eliminated in the first round by reigning Olympic champion and eight-time world champion Teddy Riner.

Jur Spijkers lost in the second round to the Brazilian David Moura.

The Dutch judo association recently designated the Masters as one of the three measurement moments for the distribution of the Olympic tickets, which makes it important to perform well in Doha.

The other two tournaments are the Grand Slam in Tel Aviv (February 19-21) and the European Championship (April 16-18).

Steenhuis against Verkerk in resits

In the category up to 78 kilograms, the battle for the Olympic ticket is between Steenhuis and Marhinde Verkerk.

Steenhuis lost her semi-final to the Japanese Shori Hamada and is fighting against Verkerk for the bronze.

The Rotterdamse ended up in the rematches due to a defeat in the third round.

World champion Noël van 't End (-90 kilograms) did not have to take action in the first round and was too strong for Piotr Kuczera in the second round.

For a place in the semi-finals, Van 't End settled in the final phase with Altanbagana Gantulga from Mongolia.

In the category up to 100 kilograms, the Netherlands also went well for a long time, because Simeon Catharina joined the last four.

The Dutchman won his first three matches, but lost in the semifinals to Azerbaijan Zelym Kotsoiev.

The Masters started on Monday and last until Wednesday.

The Netherlands took silver twice on the first two match days (Kim Polling and Frank de Wit) and bronze twice (Tornike Tsjakadoea and Sanne Vermeer).