Croatia wins World Handball
FEBRUARY 2003 - After beating Germany in
finals 34:31, Croatia has become the World Handball champion in the men's category. The handball world championship
competition was held in Portugal.
This is the latest
in the string of successes by Croatian Handball team.
Two years later,
the world championship competition in the men's category was held in Spain. Croatia got second place, after losing
from Spain in the finals.
|Handball is a fast and
attractive sport, enjoyed and played by many,
especially in Europe, where most of the champion teams come from.
The Croatian handball team success began in
1996, after they became Olympic champions of the Atlanta 1996 Games.
Since then Croatia has become one of the
European and the World handball powers, winning 5 medals so far on European and World cup competitions, as well as
being Olympic winners.