Gymnast specializing in the rings whose dominance in the Netherlands led to him being given the nickname "The Lord of the Rings." He has taken home gold at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships and represented his home country at the Summer Olympics.
He began his training at the Kunst & Kracht 1919 club in Waalwijk, Netherlands at age 5.
He was named Dutch Sportsman of the Year in 2005.
His parents' names are Simon and Tineke. He has dated Katarina Leal.
He and Bulgaria's Yordan Yovchev are both World Artistic Gymnastics Champions in the rings.