After passing the stress test against Egypt, German handball players fly with plenty of tailwinds to the Olympics in Tokyo. As in 2016 in Rio, a medal is to be made there.

After a successful Olympic costume rehearsal, German handball players say goodbye to medal work for Tokyo.

Hopefully 29:27 (12:10) in the long run against the World Cup quarterfinals Egypt The DHP exam passed the last test before the summer games and won the three-nation tournament held simultaneously in Nuremberg. “It gives the team confidence, it’s very good,” said national coach Alfred Kislason.

In front of 768 spectators, Philip Weber was the top bowler for the DHP team with five goals, which provided a solid performance especially in the second half and often seemed to fit the Olympics. “I am satisfied. The goalkeepers performed very well, the defense is already very good, and we played very disciplined and very fluent after the initial discipline in the attack,” Kislason praised. Captain Uwe Kenshime said: “We have implemented many things better.”

After a successful test, the DHP exam will be two days at their production camp in Herzogena aura Rach, where they will fly to Japan on Wednesday evening with plenty of tailwinds. At a week-long training camp in Tokushima, fines are being paid for the Olympics, which begin on July 24 with a bang against European champions Spain. France, the world champions who set the other opponents record in the preliminary round, finished third in the European Championships Norway, Argentina and Brazil.

“We have a good team, we can play a good role,” playmaker Weber said. Left-hander Marcel Schiller said: “After two wins we will definitely go into the match with a better feeling.”

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It was a 36:26 win over Brazil at the start of the three-nation tournament on Friday evening. However, the Kislason team was unable to build strong performance in the beginning. After several missteps on both sides and a wild start-up that constantly changed the lead, the North Africans first got the structure in their game and scored a three-goal cushion 8: 5 after a quarter of an hour.

It acted like a wake-up call for the German team, which now equaled the defense with a very energetic and quick 3-0 run. However, overall, the error rate in the attack was very high. Numerical evidence of German weakness in attacking only twelve wins in the first half.

After all, you can count on self-defense. After all, goalkeeper Silvio Heinwetter, who moved about 20 minutes later between posts for Johannes Bitter, shone with some amazing savings. Injured against Brazil, it went into the cabin with a two-goal lead thanks to Weber’s free-kick, which was converted directly at the last minute.

Despite some changes, Full Energy is back in fifth place at the European Championships and now expects penetration and performance in the attack. At 19:14 (40th), the lead was five goals for the first time, sometimes elevated to eight goals. But the Showbiz was safe, which again bought the margin from the Egyptians. In the final stage, the German team performed even a little magic, and could not miss even without concentration.

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