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Henk Makkenze, one of the greatest players passed away

Henk was called the master of court control together with the Israeli player Baruch Hagai. The two were good friends and ran together many clinics in the world during the seventies and eighties to develop wheelchair basketball.

In the eighties and nineties Henk played numerous times for the Dutch National team  and for his club “Rowic”. Henk was the inventor of the “Camber wheels” and started the development of the current basketball wheelchairs.

Henk was awarded Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau by Her Majesty the Queen of The Netherlands.  In 1994, he received the IWBF “Triad Award”.

Henk had many health problems but always stayed positive, and reach the age of 66 years.



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