Troubles in the German national handball team. Uwe Gensheimer announced his resignation. Other players also stop or take a break.
Captain Uwe Gensheimer (34) announced his resignation from the German national handball team after a disappointing performance at the Summer Olympics. In addition to the left winger Rhein-Neckar Lofven, left-back Stephen Weinhold (35) will no longer appear for the selection of the German Handball Federation (DHB) in the future.
Weinhold’s Kiel teammate Hendrik Pickler (30) is taking at least a “longer break.” Goalkeeper and former world champion Johannes Peter (38) is also available for emergencies only. National Bank of Dubai announced on Thursday.
The faces of our sport
“I look back on a long time with the German Handball Federation with pride and gratitude and will never forget the experiences that came with it,” Gensheimer said. DHB President Andreas Michelmann thanked all the players. “The four faces of our sport, and they excited the audience and motivated a lot of children,” he said.
The German team, led by national coach Alfred Geslason, clearly missed the target Olympic medal during the quarter-final defeat to African champions Egypt.