Sport Out of Mediterranean: Handballers Challenged at World Cup
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Sporty disappointment at large tournaments Emily Bölk and Dinah Eckerle have already experienced with the German handball players. This should be over now.
At the World Championship starting this Wednesday in Spain, the captain and the goalkeeper with the DHB selection finally want to get out of mediocrity. "We want to make a good job. I hope we can be a surprise team, "Bölk said.
of a medal speaks publicly nobody, but of course the longing is great. The last precious metal for the German women was 2007 with World Cup bronze. "Of course it is very important that we present ourselves well at the World Cup. Not only for us, but also the association. This attracts girls into clubs and sponsors, "Eckerle said.
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After all, the German Handball Bund has just launched a large women's funding program. "We believe that women's sport can be lucrative. This does not mean that you earn a lot of money, but people are interested in it. That's why we want to be a sporting sporty, "said DHB board leader Mark Schober.Successful World Cup General Sample
The self-confidence has increased again after the successful World Cup General sample at the four-country tournament in the previous week. "We are not on the top level like Olympic champion France or European Champion Norway. But I think that we are annoyed one or the other big and have a lot of fun, "Eckerle set a fight to the competition. Similar tones came from Bölk: "We know that we can beat the top nations. We have often shown that we can compete. The art is to create the constant. "
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The back space player is one of the most experienced in the team of national coach Henk Groener, despite their only 23 years. Since the European Championship 2016 Bölk was in all tournaments - as well as Eckerle. And something else have in common: both have been playing abroad for more than a year. Bölk at Ferencvaros Budapest, Eckerle after stations in Siofok and Metz since this season in Denmark near Esbjerg. The experiences made there should now also benefit the DHB selection. "Every year we play in the club at a high international level, the national team also helps," Bölk said.confident national coach
not only therefore the national coach spreads in front of the tournament on Thursday against the Czech Republic confidence. "We are more homogeneous in the width of the squad than at the EM last year. And we have a team that is very closed. All players have developed and go around together very positively. That will be the key to success, "Groener said.
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Other opponents in Group E are Slovakia and Hungary. However, the preliminary round and the main round should only be a thoroughfare station. The clear goal is called quarterfinals. DHB sports board Axel Kromer looks good conditions for this. "We believe that the team has grown qualitatively," he said.
Groener hopes that his work finally carries fruit. "We want to make our game more stable, so that our services are not so fluctuating, as they were partly in the past tournaments," the 61-year-old Netherlands formulated the claim.
A good performance would give him some arguments for the discussions pending after the World Cup with the DHB via an extension of his contract valid until April 2022. The team wants to make their contribution to this. "I think a lot of him, I'm fun for working with him," Bölk said about the national coach. "We have seen a good development in recent years and want to go on this way with Henk."The DHB bid:
Tor : Dinah Eckerle (ESBJerg / 68 Internationals / 3 Goals), Katharina Filter (Buxtehuder SV / 8/1) -
Field : Amelie Berger (Borussia Dortmund / 38/75), Marlene Kalf (Tus Metzingen / 96/217), Alicia Stolle (Ferencvaros Budapest / 62/135), Julia Maidhof (SG BBM Bietigheim / 18/62), Silje Brøns Petersen (TuS Metzingen / 4/8), Alina Grijseels (Borussia Dortmund / 43/63), Emily Bölk (Ferencvaros Budapest / 68/200), Xenia Smits (SG BBM Bietigheim / 73/170), Mia Zschocke (Borussia Dortmund / 35/19), Mareike Thomaier (Bayer Leverkusen / 8/3), Lena Degenhardt (Tuzingen / 8/8), Johanna Stock Saders (Sport Union Neckarsulm / 7/23), Antje Lauenroth (SG BBM Bietigheim / 41/87), Meike Schmelzer (CS Gloria Bistrita-Nasaud / 67/82), Luisa Schulze (SG BBM Bietigheim / 111/135), Lisa Antl (Buxtehuder SV / 4/4)
start-up against Czech Republic: Handballers want to refill at World Cup .
The German handball players are successfully launched in the World Cup. Also in the next game you have good chances. © Photo: Imago Images / Wolf-Sportfoto Meike Schmelzer threw himself in the Czech Republic. a lot of time to celebrate was not. Just once the twenty-minute bus ride from the Halle back to the hotel, the German handball players gave themselves after the 31: 21 start-up success against the Czech Republic at the World Cup .