THW Kiel: Niklas Landin again world handball player, handball – NDR – regional

The 33-year-old Landin received 24.12 percent of the votes cast, just ahead of Sweden’s Jim Gottfridsson from Bundesliga rivals SG Flensburg-Handewitt, for whom 23.87 percent of those eligible voted.

Champion, world champion and Olympic silver medalist

Landin won the German championship title with THW last year and became world champion and Olympic runner-up with the Danish national team.

The Spaniard Talant Dujshebaev, Ivano Balic from Slovenia, the Frenchman Nikola Karabatic and Landin’s compatriot Mikkel Hansen had won the trophy several times, but were never world handball players twice in a row.

Denmark also wins among coaches and women

In the women’s category, Danish goalkeeper Sandra Toft from French champions Brest Bretagne Handball won the election. The Danish national coach Nikolaj Jacobsen won the coaching rankings. Jesper Jensen, coach of the Danish women’s national team, made the complete Danish success in the IHF election perfect. His team finished third in the World Championship last year.