It irks the Danish sports confederation, the Danish håndboldkvinder should not be at the OLYMPICS in Tokyo next year.
with regret, to the degree the Danish sports confederation (DIF), to håndboldkvinderne Wednesday missed the opportunity to qualify for the OLYMPICS in Tokyo next year.
Executive director Morten Mølholm, had put the nose up to see Sandra Toft and the rest of the håndboldkvinderne in action in Japan.
Handball means a lot during a OLYMPICS. It means a lot to the whole OLYMPIC team and are a good focal point, and then there are also many who are interested in handball.
- Therefore, we are of course super bored of, that they should not be. We had really hoped that we could also get a kvindehåndboldlandshold with, he says.
Denmark played a draw against Serbia in the final match of the mellemrunden at the WORLD cup, and the result means that Denmark will finish the number five in mellemrundegruppen after Serbia, who instead are given the opportunity to qualify for the OLYMPICS.
It is the second OLYMPICS in a row, who do not get the participation of the Danish defense can also touch in handball, while the men at the OLYMPICS in 2016, won the OLYMPIC gold and this year is qualified via their WORLD cup medal in January.
- We are in a longer period of time in western christianity and most, where there is absence of participation and medals, like we previously had with the men. Now it is changed. It would be nice to have them at the same time.
Denmark won the OLYMPIC gold in handball three times in a row in 1996, 2000 and 2004. Since the Danish women only been with a single time, which was in 2012, where the team was number nine.
- I am full of confidence in relation to that håndboldkvinderne enough to come again, but the OLYMPICS are only held every four years, so it's just too bad that they now, for the second OLYMPICS in a row is not.
- But we have the men with, and we have high hopes for, and they will also constitute a focal point for the OLYMPIC team, and there are many who will follow their struggles through the entire OLYMPIC tournament, says Morten Mølholm.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 11 December 2019, 16:00