Icelanders among European Handball Champions

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Icelanders among European Handball Champions

By Páll Stefánsson
Iceland vs Poland EHF EURO 2014

Photo: EHF EURO.

Icelandic handball players Ásgeir Örn Hallgrímsson and Róbert Gunnarsson won the French Handball Cub over the weekend when their team Paris SG won against Chambery 31:27 in the final in Paris.

Meanwhile, Icelander Þórir Ólafsson and his team Kielce were crowned Polish champions for the third year in a row when they beat Wisla Plock in the final game of the playoffs, 34:25.

In other handball news, Guðmundur Þórður Guðmundsson was named handball coach of the year in Germany. His team Rhein-Neckar Löven placed second in the German league after losing on goal difference to Kiel, which is coached by another Icelander, Alfreð Gíslason. It was the third title win in a row for Kiel and the 19th title win overall.

Birna Berg Haraldsdóttir became Swedish champion in handball when her team IK Sävehof won Skuru in the female final, 38:20.

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