The winners of the 44th International Handball Tournament in Struga (Macedonia) are French Chartres. The team who will try to make a quick come-back to the French LNH, beat the EHF CL team, RK Metalurg 26:23 (22:22 – 14:8) at the final in front of 1.500 domestic fans on “Women’s beach” open court in Struga.
The key man for success was Chartres’ goalkeeper Nebojša Grahovac who saved two penalty shots in the penalty shotout since match was ended with no winner – 22:22. The Bosnian goalie had 15 saves in total.
The Swedish vice-champions Alingsas won the third place by beating Romanian Steaua 30:26 (15:10), while in the city derby of two teams from Macedonian city of Bitola, Eurofam Rabotnik beat RK Pelister 30:25.
- We are very happy with the final effects of the tournament despite we had two unserious cancelations from Dubai (Al Shabab) and Tunisia (Afrikans) only a week before the tournament. Tradition of playing tournament in wonderful enviroment of Ohrid Lake continues. We had interesting matches here. Our goal is to finish with the project of constructing “handball stadium” and hopefully we will make it in upcoming years – said STRUGA 2016 director Sale Srbinovski for Handball-Planet.com.