The Hungarian teams are coming at the European Championship to win the medal. Hungarian women’s team is the European crown defender who won the last EURO in Lloret de Mar, while the men’s team won the fourth place at the same tournament.
Most Hungarian women’s players perform for Szentendre and they won the fourth place at the World Championship last year which they have hosted. At the same competition, Fruzsina Kres got the title of the best shooter with 99 points achieved. Kres was playing for the first time at the big tournament in Croatia, at the European Championship in Umag in 2011.
In the women’s team were father and daughter, Janos Groz and his daughter, Kitti Groz, who has been named the MVP player of two European Championships. She plays at the left wing position. At the age of 14, Kitti Groz led her country to the gold medal at the European Junior Championship, and a year later, she began the member of women’s senior team.
“Our goal is to qualify for the World Championships and build up a new team. Key players are wing player Bozsana Fekete, specialist Szabina Tapai and goalkeeper Flora Sipeki“, said in women’s team.
Most men’s team players are members of Hungarian beach handball clubs, and some of the most important players are pivot Attila Kun and left wing Andras John. “Our goal is qualification minimum to the semi-finals. We are in a strong group and the EURO is very early. Therefore, we have very limited time for preparatin“, said in men’s team.
Hungarians are one of the favorites to win the medal and we will see how they will play their role in first games, men’s team will play against Denmark and women’s team against Russia.