Denmark is the world champion in handball for the third time in a row

photo: EPA-EFE/Tamas Kovacs

The handball players of Denmark defended the title of world champion, after defeating them in the finals of the World Championship in Poland and Sweden France with 34:29 (16:15). This gold medal match was refereed Gjorgji Nachevski и Slave Nikolov from Macedonia.

Denmark is the biggest handball power in the world and they proved it again. He became world champion for the third time in history.

The Danes were favorites and justified that role. They opened the match excellently, they led with 4:1, 7:3, so 10:6, they constantly had a four-goal advantage, and they also led with five positives.

The French played more solidly in defense, came back with a score at the end of the first half for the uncertainty of the game. They went into the break just one goal behind hoping to battle the Danes for the next half hour.

They managed to equalize, goal for goal was played, but the Danes were always one step ahead, gaining a two-goal advantage, and when they entered the last 10 minutes with three positives, it was clear that France would have a hard time getting back into the match.

They maintained the advantage and eventually defended the title of world champion. In the winning ranks Lauge dominated with 10 goals, Pitlik with nine and Gidsel with six goals. They stood out in the defeated selection Remily with six and Mem with five goals.

Earlier in the fight for the bronze, the Spanish national team managed to defeat Sweden with 39:36.

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