The ultimate of the handball giants
Denmark received their third gold in a row on the World Championships
No different crew within the historical past of the World Handball Championship has managed to do it: Denmark received the title for the third time in a row after 2019 and 2021. In the dream ultimate towards France, the Danes by no means trailed.
Denmark turned the world champion in handball once more. The reigning champion scored a historic hat-trick by defeating Olympic champion France 34:29 (16:15) within the ultimate in Stockholm. After 2019 and 2021, the Danes turned the primary nation to win the handball world crown for the third time with their nationwide coach Nicolai Jakobsen.
In entrance of 23,050 spectators on the Tele2 Football Arena, the most effective Danish shooters have been the excellent Rasmus Lauge with ten objectives and Simon Pitlik with 9. In the second half, SG Flensburg-Handewitt goalkeeper Kevin Möller was the decisive issue for Denmark, who made some vital saves and by no means trailed for all the 60 minutes. Nedim Remilly (6 objectives) scored essentially the most objectives for the French report world champion within the new Olympic ultimate.
Bronze went to Spain. The vice-champion of Europe broke the deliberate medal celebration for the Swedish hosts and snatched the third place with the rating of 39:36 (18:22), because it occurred two years in the past in Egypt. The Spaniards misplaced to Denmark within the semi-finals (23:26), and Sweden misplaced to France (26:31) within the final 4 rounds.
France’s race to catch up has failed
“Now our focus is on getting that third gold medal,” stated Jacobsen, below whom the northern Europeans have been unbeaten in 27 World Cup video games earlier than the finals. The Danes hit the large objective of their ninth recreation in 17 days for the reason that begin of the World Cup. The Danish Dynamite took a 12-7 lead after quarter-hour as goaltender Niklas Landin turned away a number of French photographs within the opening interval and children Simon Pitlik and Mathias Gidsel sank back-to-back early pucks.
But France improved by the minute. Les Experts specifically introduced big issues to the Danish forwards round celebrity Mikkel Hansen with their excellent manufacturing and stable defence. The French battled again on the break and even equalized for the primary time within the second half with Dika Mem’s first strive, however did not capitalize on their possibilities to take the lead.
Instead, Denmark got here once more. Up entrance, Flensburg’s Rasmus Lauge hit the goal from all positions, whereas Landing’s Müller shone on the again. Although the French fought till the ultimate minutes, a penalty shot by Landin with two minutes to go together with a rating of 32:29 determined the sport.