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World Handball Players of the Year 2007


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adidas and the International Handball Federation honour World Handball Players of the Year, Nikola Karabatic and Gro Hammerseng

adidas and the International Handball Federation (IHF) are proud to present the new World Handball Players of the Year 2007, Nikola Karabatic and Gro Hammerseng, with their awards at adidas headquarters today.

Fresh from winning Olympic Gold with France in Beijing, Nikola Karabatic said the award topped off an incredible 18 months for him. The 24-year-old won over 50%of votes by readers of the World Handball Magazine thanks to his outstanding performances for his club THW Kiel and his country France. Earlier this year he was elected Germany’s handball player of the year and helped France take bronze at the European Championships.

Gro Hammerseng also arrived in Herzogenaurach with her Gold medal after helping Norway to their first women’s Olympic Handball title. Known for her fast and powerful play on the courts across Europe with her club Ikast/Bording, Hammerseng won 40% of the World Handball Magazine readers’ votes in 2007.



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