3 years ago

Hans Tol #PromiseAndDeliver #ToughBrainyStraightforward

Fondest career memory?

My first trip as a young sports medicine trainee to the Intercontinental Baseball Cup in Havana, Cuba. It was my very first baseball game, the first time I had to deal with an on-field artery injury and I even rescheduled my PhD defence because I felt that the trip was more valuable than the defence.

Letter to a high school version of yourself, what would it say?

Dear Hans, I know your parents emphasised the value of attending classes, but I fully agree that surviving in elite youth football has probably given you more skills.

Most memorable sporting moment?

Without any doubt, the Euro 1988 soccer final between Russia and The Netherlands. Watched the game in a dark room with sunglasses (because of a severe concussion) and just remember the incredible goal of Van Basten (in case you don’t recall, Netherlands...

Publisher URL: http://bjsm.bmj.com/cgi/content/short/51/22/1636

DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-097380

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