Gymnastics coach Vincent Wevers is pleased that the preliminary relief judge in Zutphen has ruled on Friday that he must nevertheless be delegated to the Olympic Games.

Turnbond KNGU reacted disappointed to the outcome of the summary proceedings and is considering possible next steps.

Wevers heard at the beginning of April that he is not allowed to go to Tokyo.

The coach of potential Olympians Sanne Wevers, Lieke Wevers, Vera van Pol and Naomi Visser - who is under investigation for possible undesirable and transgressive behavior - challenged that decision two weeks ago.

The judge ruled on Friday that the KNGU must nominate Wevers at sports umbrella organization NOC*NSF for the Games and "do everything in its power to promote that NOC*NSF provides accreditation to Wevers".

"I am of course happy that we won", Vincent Wevers reacted to the



"And I am especially happy that I can guide the athletes, as I have done for the past ten years."

The national coach says he has a lot of respect for Bram van Bokhoven, Aimee Boorman and José van der Veen, the three coaches who have been designated by the KNGU as guidance staff for the women's team in Tokyo.

"But I have guided athletes towards these Games for the past five years and then it is very difficult for any coach to take over in the last two, three months."

Wevers does not expect that there will be problems now that he has to be fitted into the technical staff for Tokyo.

"I'm not necessarily here for myself, I'm here to serve the sport and prepare the athletes for the Games. I put the athletes very central and hope the KNGU does too. I try to take the personal part of that." to separate."

Vincent Wevers leaves the court after the judgment in the preliminary relief proceedings.

Vincent Wevers leaves the court after the judgment in the preliminary relief proceedings.

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Gymnastics association does not rule out appeal

The KNGU, which was represented in court by general director Marieke van der Plas and technical director Mark Meijer, disagrees with the judge's ruling and does not rule out an appeal.

"We still stand behind our decision of 9 April," said Van der Plas.

"In our choice to do this, we had to look at more than the individual employment relationship with one trainer."

"This judge's ruling is disappointing. For now, we will study the verdict carefully. We can only say that it is very annoying that this had to happen."

The Olympics start on July 23.

It is not yet known which four gymnasts are allowed to take action on behalf of the Netherlands in Tokyo.

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