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Handball women end medal drought

Denmark brings home bronze medal from World Championships in Serbia

The squad was all smiles after the victory over Poland (Photo: Jan Christensen / FrontzoneSport / Scanpix)

December 23, 2013

by JC

A 30-26 victory over Poland yesterday secured the Danish women's handball team its first World Championship medal in 16 years. 

After losing to Brazil in the semi-finals on Friday night, the Danes bounced back in a big way in a come from behind victory over Poland. The win earned the squad a bronze medal at the IHF World Championship in Serbia.

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For coach Jan Pytlick, the win helped ease the disappointment of four previous fourth place finishes. With the bronze medal, the handball team secured their first medal since the 2004 Euro Championships and the first World Championship medal since taking home the gold in 1997.

The victory came at the expense of another Dane, Poland's coach Kim Ramussen. Another Danish coach, Brazil’s Morten Soubak, had better luck. His team won gold with a 22-20 victory over Serbia. 

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