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Italian handball players start at the World Games - Sport Mix

Italian handball players start at the World Games – Sport Mix

Handball players in Italy are ready.

This Sunday in Birmingham, Alabama (USA), the Italian World Games adventure begins at the stadium as well.

The first contender in the group stage is the Austrian team known around coach Martin Weiss. Furthermore, Italy will play Brazil and the local champions the United States in the preliminary round. “In the past few days, we have prepared well for the start of the tournament. In addition to two training sessions, there was also extensive video training on the program,” explains coach Jörg Rammel. “Today we are going to have a tough time against the vice world and European champions Austria.

The goal is to start the tournament with focus, knowing the conditions and adapting to the field. Due to a minor muscle injury, we unfortunately have to dispense with our main striker Armin Runner today. I hope to start the tournament tomorrow against our direct competitor USA. Moritz Mainz and Jacob Rigler, who have completed very good training sessions over the past few days, will take over his role.

The Italian handball team traveled from Munich to Birmingham, Alabama, on Wednesday morning. The opening ceremony of the World Games, the World Games of Non-Olympic Sports, was held on Thursday evening, attended by nearly 4,000 athletes from more than 100 countries and in front of more than 30,000 spectators. “The first days here in Birmingham as an athlete at the World Games were a very special experience,” said Matthias Sporenberger with enthusiasm. “Going out to the stadium with the Italian delegation in front of more than 30,000 spectators was indescribable. In addition to preparing for our matches, we also use the past two days to learn about other athletes and sports such as lacrosse, flag football, sumo wrestling, karate or rock and roll.”

On Monday, the Italian handball players will play Team USA, while on Tuesday they will face Brazil in the final of the preliminary round.