Anything Angelique Kerber can do, Germany’s men’s handball team can do too, it seems.
Following the tennis player’s victory over Serena Williams at the Australian Open on Saturday, the country’s national handball side on Sunday beat Spain to clinch a surprise European Championships title.
Germany, the youngest side in the 16-country tournament in Poland, dominated the favorites for the entire match in Krakow. Despite having lost several key players to injury, they eased to an impressive 24-17 victory in front of a sell-out crowd of 15,000.
Goalkeeper Andreas Wolff was on superb form, stopping several Spanish shots in what is a notoriously difficult position in handball, a game that resembles a cross between basketball and indoor soccer and is popular throughout continental Europe.