Poland won a brown medal at the 2022 IHF Women’s Youth Beach World Championship! Our handball team fought against the Hungarian team on June 19. Before the bronze medal match, Hungary had lost just once in Greece, in the semi-finals against the Netherlands and was the 2017 IHF Women’s Youth Beach Handball World Championship winner, bronze medalists at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games and the current European champion. Nevertheless, Poles defeated this tough opponent and came home with the bronze medal!
Marta Celka scored the winning point against Hungary in a shoot-out win (7:2). “I have no words to describe this situation but this is incredible. I feel relief, happiness and, stress of course, but I’m very happy,” she said. “It was our second game against Hungary (they played in the preliminary round and Hungary won 2:0) and that’s why we know exactly what the girls from Hungary are playing,” explained Celka. “We were prepared for that and our game showed that Hungary could be beaten.” (ihf.info)
Before the bronze medal match, Poland lost their semi-final match against Spain via a shoot-out too. Marta Celka declared that the Polish team worked on this overnight and the results were visible in the next clash with Hungary.
“Our player who blocks everyone (Paulina Kuzminska) got a red card so we had to come out with a different solution,” she said. “But she was with us today and she did the best she can do. “It’s amazing (to come away with a medal),” she added. “Our families will be very proud of us and the whole country too.” (ihf.info)
Watch the game below: