Four years later he finished sixth with the Russian team in the Olympic tournament. He was also part of the Polish squad, which won bronze medal at the World Men's Handball Championship. He participates internationally on the Spain national handball team, which won the World Men's Handball Championship in in Tunisia. He is the captain of the France national handball team and currently holds the record for the number of goals for France's national team as of Jan 9th, Katrine Fruelund born July 12, in Randers, Midtjylland is a former Danish team handball player and Olympic champion. She received gold medals with the Danish national team at the Summer Olympics in Sydney and at the Summer Olympics in Athens.
She stopped her career in June Kristine Lunde-Borgersen born 30 March in Kristiansand is a Norwegian handballer who plays for the Danish club Viborg and the Norwegian national team. She is Olympic champion and three times European champion. She is the twin sister of fellow handball player Katrine Lunde Haraldsen. In she moved to Denmark and played for Aalborg DH for 3 seasons. In she signed a 3 year contract with Viborg where she played together with her twin sister, Katrine Lunde Haraldsen.
With Viborg, she won Danish Championship gold in , and , and the Danish Cup in and She won the Champions League in and Lunde Borgersen made her debut on the Norwegian national team in , with Marit Breivik as coach. Her first major competition was the World Championship in Italy, where she won a silver medal. She did not participate in the European Championship and even though she was back in the team for Croatia , her first gold medal came in , when Norway won the European Championship.
She was European Champion again in Due to a shoulder injury,. He played all six matches and scored 17 goals. Marit Breivik born 10 April is a former Norwegian team handball player, and former head coach for the Norwegian women's national handball team. As coach, she has led the team to victory in the Olympic tournament, the World Women's Handball Championship in , and four European Women's Handball Championships, in Netherlands , Hungary , Sweden and Macedonia. She was born in Levanger. As a player she played games with the Norwegian national team from to She won three Norwegian national championships with her club Skogn IL.
She has her education from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. She is appointed at the Olympiatoppen where she is responsible coach for team sports. Among her achievements are one Olympic gold and one bronze medal, one World Championship win and two silver medals, three European Championship wins, two silver and one bronze medal. Breivik is known for her calm, controlled coaching style, for solid knowledge and for constantly trying to develop the sport. As an example of the. He started to play handball at the age of 10 in Lemgo, where his father, Lajos Mocsai was in charge that time.
He spent his youth career in Germany, before debuting in the Handball-Bundesliga. He collected a silver and a bronze in the following seasons, and in addition, he lifted the Hungarian Cup trophy in Later, he tried his hands in Switzerland. He signed to TV Suhr in and quicky became a fans' favourite.
He was voted the best player of his team in , and finished third on the goalscoring charts. Mocsai signed a two-year deal with his new team, however, the bad performances and the restructure of the. He currently plays for Barcelona. He participated at the summer Olympics in Beijing as a member of the Spain national handball team. The team won a bronze medal, defeating Croatia.
He was included as "Best right wing" in that tournament's All Star Team. Bitter made his debut for the German national team on 4 January in Balingen against Switzerland. He is World champion from with Germany. She received a silver medal at the World Championship and a bronze one at the European World Championship. Both parents are teachers. Her mother is teacher of French. The team won a bronze medal, defeating Croatia and he scored 7 goals being one of the best players. He is currently playing for the Swiss side Kadetten Schaffhausen. His career with the national team from to included three Olympics games, including winning the gold medal at the Summer Olympics, where he was instrumental to the victory of France against Croatia in the semi-finals where he scored 5 goals in the first half, and in the final against Iceland, where he scored 4 goals.
Christian "Blacky" Schwarzer born 23 October is a now-retired professional German handball player and a member of the Olympic silver medal-winning Germany national handball team. Born in Braunschweig, Schwarzer played for VfL Fredenbeck from to ; Schwarzer's first game for the German national handball team was on 21 November , against the German Democratic Republic in Wilhelmshaven.
He has participated in international matches, with goals. In , he retired but was reactivated for the World Men's Handball Championship. After becoming World champion, he stepped down again. Gheorghe Gruia born October 2, in Bucharest is a former Romanian handball player and world champion in handball. In Summer Olympics he won the bronze medal with the Romanian team. Gruia currently resides in Mexico City, Mexico and works as a coach and an official in this sport. He has spent almost all his life in Barcelona.
He currently coaches HSV Hamburg. He played all six matches and scored nine goals. Twelve years later he was part of the German team which finished seventh. He is also member of the Croatia national handball team, with them he won the silver medals both on the World Championship and the European Championship , Sabine Englert born 27 November is a German team handball goalkeeper from Aschaffenburg, Bavaria.
Englert made her debut on the German team in He has taken part in many international events including the World Men's Handball Championship in Germany. In he was part of the Hungarian team which finished fourth in the Olympic tournament. He played three matches. Actually he is living in Emsdetten in Germany where he has a shop for original Hungarian food and wine.
Also he is coach of the second adult handball-team of the TV Emsdetten, whichs first team is actually playing within the 2. Linnea Torstenson born is a Swedish handball player who has played for the Sweden women's national handball team. She competed at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, where Sweden placed 8th. At the Olympics tournament Torstenson was among the top ten goalscorers. Mark Dragunski born December 22, is a German team handball player. He is the current captain for the Iceland national handball team. His demarcation is right back. He is considered to be one of the best handball players in the world.
As a player for his national team, he currently holds the record for the number of goals scored with a national handball team over goals ever. He is also one of the most enduring handball players of all times, being a field player since He was voted Sports Personality of the Year in Iceland in , , and In , he was selected to play on the Iceland national handball team to take part in the world championships, which were held in Iceland. Ragnhild Aamodt born 9 September in Sarpsborg is a Norwegian handball player.
She currently plays for the Norwegian club Sarpsborg. Until March she also played for the Norwegian national team. She made her debut on the Norwegian national team in , and played matches and scored goals until her retirement on March She is a 3 time European champion, from to He made his debut on the Norwegian national team in , and has played 71 matches and scored goals. He plays at the goalkeeper position. Losert was a member of the Croatian national team that won gold Olympic medals two times: He was a reserve goalkeeper for Poland during the World Championships, emerging from the bench in some games, such as the semifinal match vs.
Denmark, in which he was hailed the hero of the Polish Team. He is one of the top goalkeepers in the Bundesliga. He also plays for the Icelandic national handball team, for whom he has played more than matches. Armin Emrich born June 16, is a former German team handball player, and current head coach for the German women's national handball team. He is currently goalkeeper for the French handball team Toulouse Handball. He was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur in for playing handball at the Beijing Olympics and for having 14 years of sporting activity.
In his time with Flensburg he helped them win their first Bundesliga championship in , and they also reached the Champions League final in , for the first time in club history. Her first major international tournament was the World Championship, where she finished third with the Hungarian team.
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She was present on another World Championship and took part on three European Championships , , She also competed at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, capturing a fourth place. Kovacsicz won the Champions League with Viborg in He made his international debut on 13 May against Belgium. Since then he participated on five World Championships , , , , and five European Championships , , , , He was also member of the Hungarian team which finished fourth at the Summer Olympics in Athens. Bengt Johansson born July 24 in Halmstad, Sweden is a handball player and coach, playing in the national team , but best known as coach for the Swedish national handball team His nickname is Bengan, a common nickname in Sweden for people named Bengt.
He is recognizable by his Halmstad dialect. He has invented a special tactic known as Gurkburken "The Gherkin Jar" , which he pronounces Guekbueken. During his time as a coach, the Swedish national team occasionally known as Bengan Boys , won several international championships, including two World Championships and , four European Championships , , and and three silver medals at the Olympic Games , and Aleksey Petrovich Rastvortsev Russian: He was born in Belgorod. He played all eight matches and scored 40 goals. He played all eight matches again and scored 25 goals.
Andrei Xepkin Xepkina Ukrainian: He became Spanish citizen in In he won the bronze medal with the Spanish team. He played all eight matches and scored 21 goals. Her best results with Romania were a fourth place in the World Championship and a fifth place on the World event three years earlier. Following the cessation of her club, the left back moved to Hungary in January , having signed by Debrecen.
A year later on the Olympic Games in Atlanta she collected the bronze medal. Frank von Behren born September 28, is a German team handball player. He received silver medals at the European championship. He also played with KA and won the Icelandic championship in After that his professional career in Germany began with Essen.
He was also the player who played the most minutes in the competition. Unfortunately the Icelandic team, which played well, was unlucky and ended in 8th place. Holger Glandorf born is a German handball player. He currently plays for Barcelona, with whom he won the Champions League in in the finale against Ciudad Real.
With his 1m76 he's the smallest player of Barcelona and the Spanish national team. Although he's so small, he has an exceptional high jump for his length and is extremely quick. Member of the French national team since , he has won all major titles with the team: Omeyer started handball at age 9 in Cernay Alsace.
Quickly becoming the first choice goalkeeper, he won five championships from to and five national cups , , , and The biggest highlight of his time there is the win of the EHF Champions League, a title that had never been won by a French club before. In , he decided to leave for a. He is also a regular member of the German national team. Jansen became a World champion in , and European champion in Andrzej Strejlau born February 19, in Warszawa is a retired Polish football soccer and handball player, and a football manager.
In he was a coach of Poland national football team. He was later a member of the suspended board of PZPN. He was the winner of the gold medal at the Summer Olympics. Gille's career as a handball player began early. He has been playing with his brother, Bertrand Gille, since their childhood. He has been a member of the French national team since He got his debut November 26, against Serbia. Gille has been playing matches and scored goals. He was a playmaker on the team, who won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics, World Championships and European Championships.
He has been a part of the French team, who made a hattrick by winning in , and He was named Hamburgs Sportler des Jahres Hamburg athlete of the year in He has two younger brothers; Bertrand Gille, born in and Benjamin Gille, born in He made his international debut on 15 March against France. However, this loan spell was cut short as he was signed by RK Zagreb in January He also played 80 times for Czech national team. Camilla Herrem born 8 October in Sola is a Norwegian handball player. In the World championship of China, she was elected to be the left winger of the all-star team.
She started her career in Sola IL. She made her debut on the Norwegian national team in , and has played 36 matches and scored 79 goals up to the finals of the European Women's Handball Championship. He was one of the best players in history of Polish handball and was also considered one of the best players in the World of late 80's and early 90's. He represented Poland in official games. He was blamed for Poland's elimination during qualifications to European Men's Handball Championship.
Since then he was never called up again to Polish team. Daniel Stephan born August 3, is a German handball player. Born in Rheinhausen, he was a member of the German national handball team from , winning the European Men's Handball Championship. He retired in , after an injury series not wanting to end, which had let him never take part at a World Men's Handball Championship. Stephan was the World Player of the Year and the German handball player of the years to He has won gold medal on the Youth European Championship in and led the Hungarian national team to fourth place on the Junior World Championship in He made his full international debut against Austria on 26 October His first major tournament was the World Championship.
He participated on further three World Championships , , and was present on five European Championships , , , , He was also member of the Hungarian team, which finished fourth on the Olympic Games. Gunnar Atle Pettersen born 30 July is a former Norwegian team handball player, and a former head coach of Norway national handball team. He has his education from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. He coached the national team from to , and again from to His best international achievements are the 7th place at the World Men's Handball Championship, and the 6th place at the European Championships.
After securing Norway a place in the World Championship, he announced that he would not continue as the national team head coach when his contract ran out, October Pettersen's team won the preliminary group B of the European Men's Handball Championship and qualified for the Main group, after beating later champions Denmark, Russia and Montenegro.
After tying later silver medalists Croatia in their last match in the Main group, the team missed the semifinals. Hanne Hegh was captain on the first Norwegian national team that obtained a medal in an international championship, the bronze medal at the World Women's Handball Championship. She received a silver medal at the Summer Olympics in Seoul with the Norwegian national team. Hanne Hegh played games for the national team during her career, scoring goals. Hanne Hegh is currently member of the training team for the Norwegian men's national handball team. Fritz is a relatively short goalkeeper only 1.
The German team took second place in the European championships in Sweden that year and another second place in the world championships in Portugal. In he participated in the teams success in Slovenia, where they took the European Championships. In in Athens he played with the team to another second place. The opening game of the Men's Handball World Cup was his th game on the national team.
In he was chosen the best male handball player ever in a fans' poll organized by the International Handball Federation. He was voted 6 times in a row most valuable player in major international competitions. He began his handball career with RK Split. He won a gold medal at the Summer Olympics and silver at the World Championship in Tunisia. In the European Men's Handball Championship he was the equal top scorer with 44 goals as he led Croatia to a silver medal and was also voted to the All-Star.
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Jan Lennartsson born September 22, is a Swedish handball player. As of , he has played 94 games with the Swedish national handball team. His merits include Currently, Jan Lennartsson is a graduate student at the department of mathematical sciences, Gothenburg University, Sweden. His research focus is statistical analysis of weather measurements. He was awarded the Licentiate of Engineering degree in Jan Lennartsson is married and father of three children.
His brother Marcin Lijewski is also playing for the Polish national handball team. He played two matches and scored two goals. His twin brother Ulrich Roth was also a team member. His brother Bartosz Jurecki is also playing on the Polish national handball team. He was born in Oldenburg. Lechte has made 7 appearances for the Swedish national handball team. He is also a member of the Polish national team. Her achievements with the national team include two gold medals at the European Championships and a bronze medal at the World Championship.
She is playing for Larvik HK since Katja Johanna Alice Nyberg born 24 August is a naturalized Norwegian handball player, currently retired. She has played 99 games for the Norwegian national team. Katja Nyberg is the daughter of Robert Nyberg, the first Finnish handball player to play professionally abroad. She was born in Stockholm while Robert was living in Sweden.
The family later relocated to Finland where she grew up. Nyberg played sports from an early age, mainly javelin throw and other athletics varieties.
She started her handball career in Helsinki club Sparta IF with her father as coach. Nyberg played for Sparta until she was As handball in Finland was not competitive enough, she decided to pursue a professional career abroad. She first moved to Sweden where she played for Stockholmspolisens IF for one season — , then signed a contract with Norwegian club Larvik HK and played there for 7 years — During her seven seasons in Larvik, Nyberg achieved great success.
She was named Player of the Year of the Norwegian league in and By the time she left. After this successful season, she moved to Denmark to play for Viborg HK. Denis Ivanovich Krivoshlykov Russian: He was a part of the team when it in won the European Championship in Serbia, defeating the host nation in the final, 21— Johanna Ahlm born is a Swedish handball player who has played for the Sweden women's national handball team. Ahlm was listed among the top ten goalscorers at the Olympics tournament. Karoline Dyhre Breivang born 10 May is a Norwegian team handball player. She is an Olympic gold medalist as well as three times European champion.
She made her debut on the national team in , where she has played matches and scored goals up to the December Christiansen has played games for the Danish national team, and scored goals.
He is currently the player with most games and most goals for the Danish national team. Lars Christiansen's cousin Jan Paulsen has played together with Lars Christiansen for the Danish national handball team - as playmaker. He has been married to former handballer, Christina Roslyng, who played at the Danish national handball team.
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They split up in Together they have a son, Frederik. His team followed up by winning gold medals in the Olympic Games in Athens, and the Croatian team received silver medals in the World Men's Handball Championship. The Croatian team received silver medals at the European Men's Handball Championship, after playing the final game against Denmark. Also, they received the silver medal at the European Men's Handball Championship, after the final game against France. No wonder why they call him a shooting star….
Tollbring is an interesting player who is still far from the ending his talent development. If not soon, he may be the top player of the Swedish team in the feature. Vardar borta imorgon His natural shine, winning mentality, coupled with a distinct playing style, makes Duvnjak one of the greatest handball stars in the world. He is handsome, fast, strong, down to earth and the final player, who deserves to be in the spotlight of this blog post! He really understands coordination, technique, strangeness — all the skills handball demands.
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