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7 reasons to watch final Handball days in Rio!

The final three days of the Olympic cycle will give the answers about the teams and players who will become a part of the handball history. Some historical moments will be seen in semi-final and clashes during the final day.

Here are the 7 REASONS TO NOT MISS THE HANDBALL ACTION IN RIO

FRENCH TEAM TO SET NEW OLYMPIC RECORD – GOLDEN HAT-TRICK

Handball history didn’t witnessed a domination or era of one team like this generation of the French guys. So many titles, awards, year by year, but the most impressive is the chance to win the third Olympic gold in a row. That didn’t happened in handball, and hardly, you can find it in other team’s sport expect USA basketball dream team.

LOOKING FOR ICELANDIC COACHING FINAL

An era of fantastic Icelandic coaches could have perfect conclusion with two national teams with Icelanders on the bench in the final. Gudmundur Gudmundsson (Iceland) and Dagur Sigurdsson (Germany) are the best examples of the Icelandic handball phenomen, and not only handball.

DAGUR WALKS – LINO FOOTSTEPS

Ex-Croatian NT coach Lino Červar overtook the „losers“ after their debacle at EHF EURO 2002 when they finished 16. In less than two years, Červar made from Balić, Lacković, Vori the World Champions in Portugal 2003 and Olympic champions in 2004. Could Dagur Sigurdsson do the same with the Germans. First two steps, absence from the TOP teams group for many years and EURO 2016 title, are already made.

THE FIRST GOLDEN RUSH FOR POLISH OR DANISH HANDBALL?

Denmark have never win medal at Olympic Games despite they have been twice European champions with their girls who know how nice is to be at the TOP at Olympics. Poland have only a bronze medal won 40 years ago in Montreal 1976. Two strong handball nations in the last 10 years fighting to go somewhere where they have never been…

KAROL BIELECKI – ONE STORY

The Polish left back lost his eye during friendly match against Croatia in 2010. Since then, he was fighting with the form and probably things of mental strentgh to stay among the best in the sport which gave him a lot, but also took even more. Crucial thing was the start of work with Talant Dujshebaev, who found the way to bring Karol back, where he was before accident. With only one eye, but so strong, the real example of athlete and fighter…

DUJSHEBAEV LOOKING FOR DOUBLE CROWN

There were no example in handball world that one coach win two most important titles – EHF Champions League (Vive Tauron Kielce) and Olympic tournament, in only three months. If he made it, Talant Dujshebaev will become the unique, absolutely unique, despite his perfect CV ’till now…

DUJSHEBAEV VS GUDMUNDSSON – special connection…

Do you remember about not ordinary love betweenTalant Dujshebaev and Gudmundur Gudmundsson? This is something what is tough to forget…

SCANDAL: Dujshebaev: You are provocator – Gudmundsson: You are liar

Hope no provocator tonight in Rio…

PHOTO: IHF, Stephane Pillaud

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