World Championship, women’s handball: Romania defeats Poland 31-22 to win bronze medals! Cristina Neagu gets competition’s goal-getter, MVP titles

The Romanian women’s handball national team has defeated Poland on Sunday 31-22 (15-8) and has won the bronze medals at the World Championship in Denmark. The match in Herning counted for places 3 and 4.
Reports say the Romanian team played perfectly and has given no chance to the adversaries.
At the World Championship in 2013, Romania had been defeated 31-29 by Poland in the last sixteen stage.
Romania ranked 10th in the previous edition of the WC in 2013 in Serbia. Romania, the single national team which participated in all WC editions, since 1957, had won a gold medal (1962) and two silvers (1973, 2005), alongside the two outdoor world titles (1956, 1960).
Romania’s performance in the World Championship was also underlined by the goal-getter title of the contest, Cristina Neagu, 63 goals.
Cristina Neagu (photo) was nominated best player, MVP of the Championship, while Valentina Elisei Ardean was nominated best extreme left in the competition’s All Star Team. Neagu was also nominated the most valuable player (MVP) of the match.
The match for the gold medal was to be played on Sunday between Norway and the Netherlands.
Romania failed on Friday to qualify to the final of the World Championship, being defeated in the second semi-final of the day the Olympic champions Norway 35-33 after extra time (17-14, 27-27).
Romania’s objective at the World Championship in Denmark was to rank in the first eight places, an objective fulfilled.

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