World Handball Championship: Wolf in the star team – Knorr is the best young professional

The IHF has belatedly introduced its all-star team for the 2023 World Handball Championship. Andreas Wolff was in a position to have fun effectively after the last whistle.

The duo that impressed at the World Handball Championship: Andreas Wolff (left) and Juri Knorr.
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In the previous, the star team of a significant handball competitors was usually introduced earlier than the last. But there was nonetheless no signal of the squad for the event on Sunday night time, when Denmark have been topped world champions for the third time. It wasn’t till lengthy after the last whistle that the IHF secretly and quietly introduced the all-star team on its web site.

A German nationwide participant can be discovered right here: Andreas Wolf is worthy of a objective. Co-hosts Sweden have Niklas Ekberg on the proper wing from THW Kiel. Bronze medalist Spain will likely be defended by Alex Duyshebaev on the proper wing and Angel Fernandez on the left wing. The French have the best midfielder in Nedim Remilly and the best pivot in Ludovic Fabregas.

The solely world champion in the event line-up: Simon Pitlick, solely 22 years previous, was the best left-half participant for the IHF. With 51 targets, he scored fourth in the World Cup, scoring 9 targets in the finals alone.

The Dane was named the best participant of the event. Fuchsen Berlin’s Matthias Giedsel, thought-about by not a number of to be a world handball participant in the close to future, deserved the highest particular person award. With 60 targets, the left-hander grew to become the high scorer of the event and scored six targets in the last.

Gidsel was on the All-Star team for the 2021 World Cup in Egypt, however needed to ship Mikkel Hansen first when he was named MVP. This time there was no method to go round from the semi-proper facet.

Knorr emerged and received three World Championship classes

The final particular person title went to German playmaker Yuri Knorr. DHB’s youngest participant at 22 was named the Young Player of the Year. The Rhine-Neckar Leuven midfielder made his mark in 9 matches in Poland and Sweden. Knorr received three World Cup nominations – best help, best scorer and best seven-meter shooter.

Awards at a Glance:

All star team
Goal: Andreas Wolff (Germany)
Left wing: Angel Fernandez (Spain)
Back Court: Simon Pitlik (Denmark)
Central defender: Nedim Remilly (France)
Right: Alex Duyshebaev (Spain)
Right wing: Niklas Ekberg (Sweden)
Circle: Ludovic Fabregas (France)

Mathias Gidsel (Denmark)

Best young participant
Yuri Knorr (Germany)

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