Jelle van Gorkom injured
Stay Strong, Jelle, all the best for a swift and full recovery. A great guy and friend of the team. We just finished a podcast a few weeks ago.
Press Release regarding Jelle van Gorkom injury in Holland:
“BMX’er, Jelle van Gorkom, seriously injured after a training accident.
Yesterday afternoon an accident occurred during the training at the BMX track at Papendal. Olympic medalist, Jelle van Gorkom, was seriously injured. The accident took place at the beginning of the training, at the bottom of the starting hill. After the accident, Jelle van Gorkom was taken to the hospital with the ambulance where he was examined. Van Gorkom has broken ribs, a fracture to the face, a tear in the skull and damage to the liver, spleen and kidneys. He is kept dormant at the moment.
National coach Bas de Bever: The national selection is in mind with Jelle, his girlfriend and his family. Let us now give them peace and privacy.
Jochem Schellens, director Sports Center Papendal: It is a terrible accident, at the moment we are mainly with our thoughts at Jelle van Gorkom, his girlfriend and his family. We wish them all the strength in the coming period.”